Medically important bacterialg-fungal interactions

Anton Y. Peleg, Deborah A. Hogan, Eleftherios Mylonakis

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Abstract

Whether it is in the setting of disease or in a healthy state, the human body contains a diverse range of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi. The interactions between these taxonomically diverse microorganisms are highly dynamic and dependent on a multitude of microorganism and host factors. Human disease can develop from an imbalance between commensal bacteria and fungi or from invasion of particular host niches by opportunistic bacterial and fungal pathogens. This Review describes the clinical and molecular characteristics of bacterialg-fungal interactions that are relevant to human disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-349
Number of pages10
JournalNature Reviews Microbiology
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Infectious Diseases

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