This special issue of Research in Microbiology aims to provide some insights in one of women's most fascinating interacting microbial communities: the vaginal microbiome. Even in the 21st century, with many advanced methods at hand, the definition of the healthy vaginal microbiome remains under debate. The interest in studying the dysbiosis of the vaginal microbiome is increasing and goes well beyond the study of bacterial vaginosis. The selection of contributions in this issue summarizes what is currently known in terms of inter- and intra-microorganisms interaction as well as the virulence factors that some of them may deploy.
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