Eubiosis and dysbiosis: the two sides of the microbiota

New Microbiol. 2016 Jan;39(1):1-12.


The microbial ecosystem of the gastrointestinal tract is characterized by a great number of microbial species living in balance by adopting mutualistic strategies. The eubiosis/dysbiosis condition of the gut microbiota strongly influences our healthy and disease status. This review briefly describes microbiota composition and functions, to then focus on eubiosis and dysbiosis status: the two sides of the microbiota.

Keywords: Dysbiosis; Eubiosis; Intestinal microbiota.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dysbiosis / microbiology*
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome*
  • Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology*
  • Humans