Mediators of Inflammation / 2018 / Article / Fig 1

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Figure 1

Healthy microbiota is a balanced community of symbiont, commensal, and pathobiont microorganisms. Each microbial class confers distinct characteristics to the host. Either imbalance in alpha-diversity or variations of relative abundance of single microbial taxa results in microbiota imbalance. As such, a sterile inflammation occurs and may predispose the host to opportunistic infections, ultimately leading to acute inflammation.

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