The mycobiome: Impact on health and disease states

Najla El-Jurdi, Mahmoud Ghannoum

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Fungal Kingdom
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781683670827
ISBN (Print)9781555819576
StatePublished - Sep 5 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Disease states
  • Fungal mycobiome
  • Health states
  • Hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Oral mycobiome
  • Skin mycobiome


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