APMIS 2022 Apr 8. Epub 2022 Apr 8.
Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
This narrative review seeks to examine the relationships between bacterial microbiomes and infectious disease. This is achieved by detailing how different human host microbiomes develop and function, from the earliest infant acquisitions of maternal and environmental species through to the full development of microbiomes by adulthood. Communication between bacterial species or communities of species within and outside of the microbiome is a factor in both maintenance of homeostasis and management of threats from the external environment. Read More