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Phage-Host Interaction in the Gut Microbiome and Their Impacts on Human Health and Disease

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 573

Special Issue Editors

School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: bacteriophage; phage therapy; phage resistance; biofilm; gut microbiome; clinical infections
Dr. Eleanor Jameson
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Assistant Guest Editor
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: bacteriophage community structures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will focus on the bacteriophage communities within the human gut, their interactions with their bacterial hosts, and the wider impact this can have on human health and disease.

The bacteriophage populations that inhabit the human gut, also known collectively as the phageome, are an understudied and poorly understood component of the microflora. While bacterial and fungal residents of the gastrointestinal tract and their impact on our well-being are an established and growing area of research, the viral component is still neglected. With what is already known of other ecosystems and the little knowledge regarding the GI tract, there is no doubt that bacteriophage are playing a vital role in the regulation of the gut microbiome.

The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together research on the gut phageome and how it may be understood and manipulated for the benefit of human health. Therefore, you are invited to submit any unpublished research or review articles in this area.

Dr. Eleanor Townsend
Dr. Eleanor Jameson
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Bacteriophage
  • Phageome
  • Gut Microbiome
  • Phage-host Interactions
  • Phage dynamics
  • Gut bacteriophage
  • Phage therapy

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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