Recapitulation of polymicrobial communities associated with cystic fibrosis airway infections: a perspective

Thomas J O'Brien & Martin Welch
The airways of persons with cystic fibrosis are prone to infection by a diverse and dynamic polymicrobial consortium. Currently, no models exist that permit recapitulation of this consortium within the laboratory. Such microbial ecosystems likely have a network of interspecies interactions, serving to modulate metabolic pathways and impact upon disease severity. The contribution of less abundant/fastidious microbial species on this cross-talk has often been neglected due to lack of experimental tractability. Here, we critically assess...
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