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- Medina-Colorado, Audrie A.; Vincent, Kathleen L.; Miller, Aaron L.; Maxwell, Carrie A.; Dawson, Lauren N.; Olive, Trevelyn; Kozlova, Elena V.; Baum, Marc M.; Pyles, Richard B.
- Anaerobe 2017 v.45 pp. 10-18
- Lactobacillus; aerobes; anaerobes; bacteria; bacterial communities; carbon dioxide; coculture; ecosystems; epithelial cells; genes; humans; inflammation; models; oxygen; phenotype; physiology; transcriptome; vaginal mucosa
- ... The human vagina constitutes a complex ecosystem created through relationships established between host mucosa and bacterial communities. In this ecosystem, classically defined bacterial aerobes and anaerobes thrive as communities in the microaerophilic environment. Levels of CO2 and O2 present in the vaginal lumen are impacted by both the ecosystem's physiology and the behavior and health of the ...
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