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The End Game in Oxyphile-Oxyphobic Conflicts

Majid Ali, M.D. Oxyphobic fermenting microbes (fungi and yeasts) have caused mass mortalities among oxyphillic species.  How will oxyphillic human cells escape mass mortalities in the future?  In 1994, I coined the term oxyphile-oxyphobe conflicts for host-pathogen dynamics in which the host cells fighting pathogens are oxyphiles (oxygen-living) while the invading pathogens are oxyphobic (oxygen-shunning).1 1 My purpose in introducing

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