Mar Rodríguez M1, Pérez D2, Javier Chaves F2, Esteve E1, Marin-Garcia P2, Xifra G1, Vendrell J3, Jové M4, Pamplona R4, Ricart W1, Portero-Otin M4, Chacón MR3, Fernández Real JM1.
Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 12;5:14600. doi: 10.1038/srep14600.The human intestine is home to a diverse range of bacterial and fungal species, forming an ecological community that contributes to normal physiology and disease susceptibility. Here, the fungal microbiota (mycobiome) in obese and non-obese subjects was characterized using Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS)-based sequencing. The results demonstrate that obese patients could be discriminated by their specific fungal composition, which also distinguished metabolically "healthy" from "unhealthy" obesity. Read More