Special Issue "Oral Mycobiome"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Fungi are important components of human microbiomes. Although often present in low numbers relative to bacteria, fungi can have profound effects on microbial communities, and cause infections under conditions of microbial dysbiosis. This is evident in the oral cavity where there are various manifestations of fungal diseases in the immunocompromised. Interest in, and investigation of, microbiomes is increasing rapidly. The study of bacterial and archaeal components of microbiomes is well established while the investigation of the fungal components is in its infancy. It is therefore pertinent and timely to devote a Special Issue of the Journal of Fungi to the oral mycobiome. There are many unanswered questions, and topics of interest, concerning the oral mycobiome. These include: the role of the host immune system in modulating the oral mycobiome; temporal and spatial variations in the oral mycobiome within individuals; variations in the oral mycobiome between individuals—of different health status, age, or geographic location; the occurrence of micro-evolution of fungal strains within the oral cavity; fungal inter-kingdom communication in the oral mycobiome; consequences of dysbiosis of microbiomes containing fungi; and the relationship between oral and gastrointestinal colonisation with fungi. Review and original articles on these, and other oral mycobiome-related, topics will be considered for publication.
Sincerely,Prof. Dr. Richard Cannon
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- Oral fungi
- Oral fungal colonization
- Oral fungal infections