2020 DOI: 10.20944/preprints202009.0584.v1 View full text Preprint
Aly Kodio, Estelle Menu, Safiatou Doumbo, Drissa Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Kassoum Koné, Salimata Konaté, Mamadou Lamine Tall, Ogobara K. Doumbo, Didier Raoult, Mahamadou Aly Thera, Stéphane Ranque

Abstract: Eukaryotic enteric pathogens (EEP) are a public health issue in tropical areas. Yet, their interactions with the gut mycobiota remain poorly understood. We conducted a cross-sectional study in Malian children to analyze the impact of EEP on the gut fungal community. EEP were assessed by qPCR and the gut mycobiota was characterized by ITS1-2 metabarcoding in stool samples collected from 296 children. The 100 controls, in whom no EEP was detected, were compared to: a) 196 children with ≥1 EEP; b) 91 with …

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