Number of fungal genera detected in every faecal sample from apparently healthy individuals

Range >50 fungal genera
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Stappenbeck TS, Virgin HW. Accounting for reciprocal host-microbiome interactions in experimental science. Nature. 2016 Jun 9 534(7606):191-9. doi: 10.1038/nature18285 p.196 left column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID27279212
Primary Source [119] Hoffmann, C. et al. Archaea and fungi of the human gut microbiome: correlations with diet and bacterial residents. PLoS One 8, e66019 (2013) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066019PubMed ID23799070
Comments P.196 left column 3rd paragraph: "The intestinal meiofauna is complex and present in asymptomatic individuals [refs 3, 99, 116, 117], and may alter inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes and asthma [ref 118]. As an example, sequencing the mycobiome in faecal samples from apparently healthy individuals detected fungi in every sample tested and over 50 fungal genera [primary source]."
Entered by Uri M
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