Fraction of microflora that are yeast strains

Range <0.1 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Saber A et al., Cellular and molecular effects of yeast probiotics on cancer. Crit Rev Microbiol. 2017 Feb43(1):96-115. doi: 10.1080/1040841X.2016.1179622. p.98 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID27561003
Primary Source Vandenplas Y, Brunser O, Szajewska H. Saccharomyces boulardii in childhood. Eur J Pediatr. 2009 Mar168(3):253-65. doi: 10.1007/s00431-008-0879-7.PubMed ID19096876
Comments P.98 right column bottom paragraph: "The human microflora is composed of a heterogeneous environment that ranges from bacteria to yeasts containing approximately 1000 species with different yeast strains making up <0.1% of host’s microflora (primary source). Although yeasts have only a minority count of the organisms of microbiota, they could indicate a significant stearic hindrance for bacteria because of their larger size than bacteria (Czerucka et al., 2007)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 113405