Studying the lung microbiome requires a specialist approach to sampling, laboratory techniques and statistical analysis. In the latest ERS Monograph, Guest Editors Michael Cox, Markus Ege and Erika von Mutius bring together chapters that introduce the techniques used and discuss how respiratory sampling, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, metagenomics and the application of ecological theory can be used to examine the respiratory microbiome. The book examines the different components of the respiratory microbiome, and considers a range of contexts (from paediatrics to disease at all ages) and respiratory diseases, including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung diseases, cancer and many more.
In “The Lung Microbiome”, the Guest Editors and authors have produced a unique and comprehensive introduction to the field, which will help develop understanding about the concepts and application of this novel area of research.
Title: The Lung Microbiome
Guest Editors: Michael J. Cox, Markus J. Ege and Erika von Mutius
Chief Editor: Robert Bals (outgoing), John R. Hurst (incoming)
Print copies available from: www.ersbookshop.com
Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-101-6
Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-102-3