Host-microbiota interactions: from holobiont theory to analysis
Jean-Christophe Simon , Julian R. Marchesi , Christophe Mougel , Marc-Andre Selosse
AbstractIn the recent years, the holobiont concept has emerged as a theoretical and experimental framework to study the interactions between hosts and their associated microbial communities in all types of ecosystems. The spread of this concept in many branches of biology results from the fairly recent realization of the ubiquitous nature of hostassociated microbes and their central role in host biology, ecology, and evolution. Through this special series “Host-microbiota interactions: from holobiont theory to analysis,” we wanted to promote this field of research which has considerable implications for human health, food production, and ecosystem protection. In this preface, we highlight a collection of articles selected for this special issue that show, use, or debate the concept of holobiont to approach taxonomically and ecologically diverse organisms, from humans and plants to sponges and insects. We also identify some theoretical and methodological challenges and propose directions for future research on holobionts.
|Journal series||Microbiome, ISSN 2049-2618, (A 45 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Host-microbiota interactions, holobiont, hologenome, metagenomics, symbiosis|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score|| = 45.0, ArticleFromJournal|
= 45.0, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 9.133 (2) - 2017=10.903 (5)|
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