Special Issue "Oral Mycobiome"

A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Richard D. Cannon

Sir John Walsh Research Institute, University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
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Interests: oral microbiology; antifungal drug resistance; antifungal drug discovery; oral adhesion; Candida albicans

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Mycobiome
  • Oral fungi
  • Oral fungal colonization
  • Oral fungal infections

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Open AccessReview Candida Interactions with the Oral Bacterial Microbiota
J. Fungi 2018, 4(4), 122; https://doi.org/10.3390/jof4040122
Received: 11 October 2018 / Revised: 31 October 2018 / Accepted: 2 November 2018 / Published: 3 November 2018
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The human oral cavity is normally colonized by a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, Archaea, viruses, and protozoa. Within the different oral microenvironments these organisms are often found as part of highly organized microbial communities termed biofilms, which display consortial behavior.
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The human oral cavity is normally colonized by a wide range of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, Archaea, viruses, and protozoa. Within the different oral microenvironments these organisms are often found as part of highly organized microbial communities termed biofilms, which display consortial behavior. Formation and maintenance of these biofilms are highly dependent on the direct interactions between the different members of the microbiota, as well as on the released factors that influence the surrounding microbial populations. These complex biofilm dynamics influence oral health and disease. In the latest years there has been an increased recognition of the important role that interkingdom interactions, in particular those between fungi and bacteria, play within the oral cavity. Candida spp., and in particular C. albicans, are among the most important fungi colonizing the oral cavity of humans and have been found to participate in these complex microbial oral biofilms. C. albicans has been reported to interact with individual members of the oral bacterial microbiota, leading to either synergistic or antagonistic relationships. In this review we describe some of the better characterized interactions between Candida spp. and oral bacteria. Full article
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