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Microbiomes and Health of the Orang Asli

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posted on 2021-09-08, 04:50 authored by LI-FANG YEO
There have been much interest in the interaction between the humans and the community of bacteria living within and on the human body, collectively known as the human microbiome. This thesis characterized the saliva and gut microbiomes of the indigenous people, Orang Asli, in Malaysia. Furthermore, the intestinal carriage of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, ESBL and VRE, and gut resistome of the Jehai hunter-gatherer community were explored. Infection rates of Helicobacter pylori among the Orang Asli communities were also investigated.


Principal supervisor

Maude Elvira Phipps

Additional supervisor 1

Uma devi Palanisamy

Additional supervisor 2

Amreeta Dhanoa

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences