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Jonnyvine
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I was observing my cheek cells when I found this...

#1 Post by Jonnyvine » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:12 pm

I was observing my saliva for cheek cells when I found these...

Specimen taken at 400x magnification.

Can anyone identify? :?


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#2 Post by apochronaut » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:25 pm

likely a clutch of wild yeast cells. your mouth would be full of them.

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#3 Post by Jonnyvine » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:57 am

wild yeast cells?

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#4 Post by clengman » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:37 pm

Yeast is EVERYWHERE! :) It's a big part of your native microbiome.

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#5 Post by Jonnyvine » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:55 pm

Is there an online article I can read about this?

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#6 Post by clengman » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:26 pm

THese came up in a quick search:

https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles ... Mycobiome/

https://www.popsci.com/how-human-gut-ba ... nted-foods

I wonder about the conclusion in the second article. Haven't looked at the primary source, but consumption of fermented foods predates human evolution. I'd think that this commensalism between bacteria and fungi in the gut would have existed for far longer than bread and beer.

Edit: A search for "mycobiome" will turn up more than you ever wanted to know. :)

Edit again: This one has a lot of the same information as the first article above, but it's written on more of a layperson's level: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-sho ... ith-fungus

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