Journal Article

Geographical Differences in Human Oral Yeast Flora

Jianping Xu and Thomas G. Mitchell

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 2, pages 221-224
Published in print January 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/345672
Geographical Differences in Human Oral Yeast Flora

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The oral yeast flora of healthy humans from eastern North America and China were sampled and compared. Chinese persons harbored a greater number and diversity of yeast species in the mouth. Furthermore, Candida albicans, which is the predominant commensal and etiologic species of candidiasis in Europe and the Western Hemisphere, was relatively rare in China.

Journal Article.  1886 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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