Editorial: Untangle the broad connections and tight interactions between human microbiota and complex diseases through data-driven approaches
Frontiers in Microbiology
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Xuzhou Key R&D Plan Social Development Project (Grant No. KC22300, Year 2022 for LW) / Jiangsu Qinglan Project (Year 2020 for LW) / Foundation of Education Department of Liaoning Province (Grant No. LJKZ0280 for QZ)
It is well-known that microorganisms are ubiquitous in the environment and occupy almost all habitats in animals and humans (Finlay and Clarke, 1999; Rosenberg, 2021). Traditionally, microorganisms are studied as individuals grown in isolation under artificial conditions; however, with the development of experimental techniques and computational methods, microbes are now frequently considered as a functional group in a particular niche and studied at the community level in order to best mimicking the real-world situations (American Academy of Microbiology, 2004). During the study of microbial communities, two terms are commonly used, that is, microbiota and microbiome.
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Zhao, Q., Li, J., Zhang, L., & Wang, L. (Eds.). (2023). Editorial: Untangle the broad connections and tight interactions between human microbiota and complex diseases through data-driven approaches, Frontiers, 14, Article 1157579. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2023.1157579