Portuguese Society of Microbiology
Although bacteria are single-cell organisms, they do not live alone but in populations. Each time a single bacterial cell divides it can start a new clone/community. They colonize almost all niches on Earth where they often meet other bacteria and engage into complex polymicrobial communities, involving many other different types of cells and organisms. They also colonize almost all cavities of the human body.
In this short review, we will describe the potentiality of some recent bioinformatics approaches to address the dynamics of human bacterial communities, either containing commensals or pathogenic individuals.
Artigo por Teresa Nogueira. Faça o download aqui.