Thousands of different microbial species colonize the human body, and are essential for our survival. This book presents a research-level review of the current understanding of human microbiomes, the functions that they bring to the host, how we can model them, their role in health and disease and the methods used to explore them. Current research into areas such as the long-term effect of antibiotics makes this a subject of considerable interest. This title is essential reading for researchers and students of microbiology.
Section 1: Determining the Composition of the Human Microbiome (HM)
1. The Stomach, Small and Large Intestinal Microbiome
2. The Oral Microbiome
3. The Reproductive System and its Microbiome
4. The Lungs
Section 2: The Functions that the HM Contributes to the Host
6. Functions of the Human Microbiome - Gut
7. Functions of the Human Microbiome - Oral
Section 3: Modelling the HM
8. In Vitro Models of the HM
9. In Vivo and Animal Models of the HM
Section 4: Dysbiosis of the HM
10. Diseases Caused by Changes in the HM
Section 5: Methods to Explore the HM
11. Next Generation Sequencing Methods
12. Proteomics and Metaproteomics
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