Submitted to: ASM News
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/27/2005
Publication Date: 11/20/2005
Citation: Stanton, T.B. 2005. Microbial inhabitants of humans. ASM News. 71:550-551.
Technical Abstract: If you liked Theodor Rosebury’s "Microorganisms Indigenous to Man" or Robert Hungate’s "Rumen and its Microbes," you will like Michael Wilson’s "Microbial Inhabitants of Humans." Wilson has assembled a highly readable account of the lifestyles of microbes indigenous to humans. His is a well-written, affordable book which deserves to be on the shelf of every microbiology-oriented health professional and student of human diseases. Due to the general concepts of host associated microbial ecology, the book contains relevant information for those of us in animal health fields as well. It will fit easily into the curriculum of microbiology graduate and advanced undergraduate students.