Metabolomics 2021 04 7;17(4):39. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Cellular and Molecular of Pathogenic Microorganisms Research Group (CeMoP), Biological Sciences Department, Universidad de Los Andes, Cra 1 No. 18A-12, Bogotá, 111711, Cundinamarca, Colombia.
Background: Microorganisms synthesize and release a large diversity of small molecules like volatile compounds, which allow them to relate and interact with their environment. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are carbon-based compounds with low molecular weight and generally, high vapor pressure; because of their nature, they spread easily in the environment. Little is known about the role of VOCs in the interaction processes, and less is known about VOCs produced by Malassezia, a genus of yeasts that belongs to the human skin mycobiota. Read More