Research efforts by mycologists over the past few years finally established the fungal community and its previously overlooked members as crucial components of the microbiome. It is now undeniable that the commensal fungal microorganisms, alongside the other components of the microbiota, play a central role in association with the human host. Ongoing research is describing the fungal community and is providing new insights into biological mechanisms by which multidirectional interactions between the microbiome, their genomes (metagenome), metabolites (metabolome), and the human host ultimately affect health and/or disease states.
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- Disease states
- Fungal mycobiome
- Health states
- Hematopoietic cell transplantation
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Oral mycobiome
- Skin mycobiome