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Role of Microbes in Human Health and Diseases

Edited by Nar Singh Chauhan

Maharishi Dayanand University

Microbes are ubiquitous and have ecological interactions with almost all life forms. Likewise, humans invariably engage in host-microbial interactions that could induce short-term or long-term effects. Some of these long-term crossover interactions have allowed successful colonization of microbes within or on the human body, collectively known as the human microbiome or human microbiota. The human microbiome is identified as playing a key role in various physiological processes like digestion, immunity, defense, growth, and development. Any dysbiosis in the human microbiome structure could induce the onset of various metabolic or physiological disorders. Cumulatively, the human microbiome is considered as a virtual human organ that is essential for host survival. Additionally, short-term biological interactions of the host and microbes have exposed microbes to the human cellular system. This exposure could have allowed the microbes to invade human cells for their growth and reproduction-induced onset of various infectious diseases. This book incorporates a number of studies highlighting the role of microbes in human health and diseases.

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Role of Microbes in Human Health and DiseasesEdited by Nar Singh Chauhan

Published: June 5th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76595

ISBN: 978-1-83880-234-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-233-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-718-4

Copyright year: 2019

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2853 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Human and Microbes in Health and Diseases

By Nar Singh Chauhan


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2. The Therapeutic Potential of the “Yin-Yang” Garden in Our Gut

By Shabarinath Srikumar and Séamus Fanning


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3. The Role of Leather Microbes in Human Health

By Richard O. Oruko, John O. Odiyo and Joshua N. Edokpayi


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4. Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis: An Overview

By Onix J. Cantres-Fonseca, William Rodriguez-Cintrón, Francisco Del Olmo-Arroyo and Stella Baez-Corujo


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