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==Introduction==
 
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<br>The human body can be thought of as a superorganismMany microbes can be found in or around the human body and microbial cells are in much higher abundance than human cells.  The human body serves as a microbial ecosystem with a wide variety of environments ranging from the skin to mucous membranes and the digestive tract. Due to the microbial environmental diversity in and around the human body, the microbial population varies depending on location. This confers a wide range of bacteria and other microbes inhabiting the human bodyThe human ear serves as a unique environment with its own microbiome due to its distinct anatomy (Belkaid, 2014).<br>
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==Anatomy & Physiology of the Ear==
 
==Anatomy & Physiology of the Ear==

Revision as of 02:46, 23 April 2015

Introduction


By Kyle Hardacker

The human body can be thought of as a superorganism. Many microbes can be found in or around the human body and microbial cells are in much higher abundance than human cells. The human body serves as a microbial ecosystem with a wide variety of environments ranging from the skin to mucous membranes and the digestive tract. Due to the microbial environmental diversity in and around the human body, the microbial population varies depending on location. This confers a wide range of bacteria and other microbes inhabiting the human body. The human ear serves as a unique environment with its own microbiome due to its distinct anatomy (Belkaid, 2014).

Anatomy & Physiology of the Ear

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Microbiota of the Ear

Infections of the Ear

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Aspergillus niger under light microscopy. One of the causes of otomycosis. http://www.inspq.qc.ca/english/mould-compendium/aspergillus-niger

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References

[1] Hodgkin, J. and Partridge, F.A. "Caenorhabditis elegans meets microsporidia: the nematode killers from Paris." 2008. PLoS Biology 6:2634-2637.

Authored for BIOL 238 Microbiology, taught by Joan Slonczewski, 2015, Kenyon College.