Microbial Symbioses

Plants and animals have evolved ever since their appearance in a largely microbial world. Their own cells are less numerous than the microorganisms that they host and with whom they interact closely. The study of these interactions, termed microbial symbioses, has benefited from the development of new conceptual and technical tools. We are gaining an increasing understanding of the functioning, evolution and central importance of symbiosis in the biosphere. Since the origin of eukaryotic cells, microscopic organisms of our planet have integrated our very existence into their ways of life. The interaction between host and symbiont brings into question the notion of the individual and the traditional representation of the evolution of species, and the manipulation of symbioses facilitates fascinating new perspectives in biotechnology and health. Recent discoveries show that association is one of the main properties of organisms, making a more integrated view of biology necessary. Microbial Symbioses provides a deliberately “symbiocentric outlook, to exhibit how the exploration of microbial symbioses enriches our understanding of life, and the potential future for this discipline. Offers a concise summary of the most recent discoveries in the field Shows how symbiosis is acquiring a central role in the biology of the 21st century by transforming our understanding of living things Presents scientific issues, but also societal and economic related issues (biodiversity, biotechnology) through examples from all branches of the tree of life

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  • Author : Sebastien Duperron
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 166 pages
  • ISBN : 0081021186
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Microbial Symbioses

Microbial Symbioses
  • Author : Sebastien Duperron
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 November 2016
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Plants and animals have evolved ever since their appearance in a largely microbial world. Their own cells are less numerous than the microorganisms that they host and with whom they interact closely. The study of these interactions, termed microbial symbioses, has benefited from the development of new conceptual and technical tools. We are gaining an increasing understanding of the functioning, evolution and central importance of symbiosis in the biosphere. Since the origin of eukaryotic cells, microscopic organisms of our planet

Ecology of Amphibian-Microbial Symbioses

Ecology of Amphibian-Microbial Symbioses
  • Author : Eria A. Rebollar,Reid N. Harris
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 02 August 2019
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The field of amphibian microbial ecology has greatly advanced in recent years. The work published to date has shown that amphibian skin bacterial communities can be influenced by host species, host life-history stage, environmental conditions, surrounding bacterial communities that serve as reservoirs and external biotic agents such as pathogens. As the ecology of amphibian-microbial symbiosis is a relatively new field, there are still many unanswered questions. The aim of this Research Topic is to highlight recent research on amphibian microbiomes

Mechanisms Underlying Microbial Symbiosis

Mechanisms Underlying Microbial Symbiosis
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 May 2020
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Insects engage in intimate associations with microbial symbionts that colonize their digestive systems or internal cells and tissues. The stability and near ubiquity of many of these "symbioses" implies their importance, a prediction supported through experimentation. With the advancing power of experimental methodologies and the growing accessibility of genomic techniques, insect science has reached a powerful new stage enabling the study of previously recalcitrant symbioses, including several with medical and agricultural significance. In this volume we publish a collection of

Symbiotic Soil Microorganisms

Symbiotic Soil Microorganisms
  • Author : Neeraj Shrivastava,Shubhangi Mahajan,Ajit Varma
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 30 October 2020
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This book explores microbial symbiosis, with a particular focus on soil microorganisms, highlighting their application in enhancing plant growth and yield. It addresses various types of bacterial and fungal microbes associated with symbiotic phenomena, including rhizobium symbiosis, arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis, ectomycorrhizal symbiosis, algal/lichen symbiosis, and Archeal symbiosis. Presenting strategies for employing a diverse range of bacterial and fungal symbioses in nutrient fortification, adaptation of plants in contaminated soils, and mitigating pathogenesis, it investigates ways of integrating diverse approaches to

Cell to Cell Signals in Plant, Animal and Microbial Symbiosis

Cell to Cell Signals in Plant, Animal and Microbial Symbiosis
  • Author : Silvano Scannerini,David Smith,Paola Bonfante-Fasolo,Vivienne Gianinazzi-Pearson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 29 June 2013
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In symbiosis, different organisms have to recognize each other and exchange material and information. While the functional morphology of symbiont cells has extensively been studied little attention has been paid to mutual interactions and cell-to-cell signals. The main topic of the book is the comparison and discussion of the short-distance signals triggering mutualism in animal and plant cells. Thus it provides a) the basis for a better understanding of various aspects of cell compatibility; b) standardisation of a common vocabulary

The Mechanistic Benefits of Microbial Symbionts

The Mechanistic Benefits of Microbial Symbionts
  • Author : Christon J. Hurst
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 24 May 2016
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This volume summarizes recent advances in our understanding of the mechanisms that produce successful symbiotic partnerships involving microorganisms. It begins with a basic introduction to the nature of and mechanistic benefits derived from symbiotic associations. Taking that background knowledge as the starting point, the next sections include chapters that examine representative examples of coevolutionary associations that have developed between species of microbes, as well as associations between microbes and plants. The authors conclude with a section covering a broad range

Microbes: The Foundation Stone of the Biosphere

Microbes: The Foundation Stone of the Biosphere
  • Author : Christon James Hurst
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 24 January 2022
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This collection of essays discusses fascinating aspects of the concept that microbes are at the root of all ecosystems. The content is divided into seven parts, the first of those emphasizes that microbes not only were the starting point, but sustain the rest of the biosphere and shows how life evolves through a perpetual struggle for habitats and niches. Part II explains the ways in which microbial life persists in some of the most extreme environments, while Part III presents

Defensive Mutualism in Microbial Symbiosis

Defensive Mutualism in Microbial Symbiosis
  • Author : James F. White Jr.,Monica S. Torres
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 26 May 2009
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Anemones and fish, ants and acacia trees, fungus and trees, buffaloes and oxpeckers--each of these unlikely duos is an inimitable partnership in which the species’ coexistence is mutually beneficial. More specifically, they represent examples of defensive mutualism, when one species receives protection against predators or parasites in exchange for offering shelter or food to its partner species. Explores the Diverse Range of Defensive Mutualisms Involving Microbial Symbionts The past 20 years, since this phenomenon first began receiving attention, have been marked

Microbial Symbiosis of Marine Sessile Hosts - Diversity, Function and Applications

Microbial Symbiosis of Marine Sessile Hosts - Diversity, Function and Applications
  • Author : Suhelen Egan, Torsten Thomas
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 21 December 2015
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Modern molecular -omics tools (metagenomics, metaproteomics etc.) have greatly contributed to the rapid advancement of our understanding of microbial diversity and function in the world’s oceans. These tools are now increasingly applied to host-associated environments to describe the symbiotic microbiome and obtain a holistic view of marine host-microbial interactions. Whilst all eukaryotic hosts are likely to benefit from their microbial associates, marine sessile eukaryotes, including macroalgae, seagrasses and various invertebrates (sponges, acidians, corals, hydroids etc), rely in particular on

Symbiosis as a Source of Evolutionary Innovation

Symbiosis as a Source of Evolutionary Innovation
  • Author : University of Massachusetts Amherst Massachusetts Lynn Margulis,Lynn Margulis,René Fester
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 24 January 1991
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These original contributions by symbiosis biologists and evolutionary theorists address the adequacy of the prevailing neo-Darwinian concept of evolution in the light of growing evidence that hereditary symbiosis, supplemented by the gradual accumulation of heritable mutation, results in the origin of new species and morphological novelty.A departure from mainstream biology, the idea of symbiosis--as in the genetic and metabolic interactions of the bacterial communities that became the earliest eukaryotes and eventually evolved into plants and animals--has attracted the attention

Isolation and Characterization of Small Molecules Mediating Microbial Symbioses

Isolation and Characterization of Small Molecules Mediating Microbial Symbioses
  • Author : Renee Kontnik
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 24 January 2022
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In Chapter 4, we discuss a symbiotic association between honey bees and a Streptomycete that protects the bees from a devastating bacterial pathogen. Chemical investigation of the protective strain led to the isolation of apinimycin, a new polyene macrolactam antibiotic. Chapter 5 describes the pursuit of a bacterial signaling molecule that induces multicellularity in choanoflagellates, unicellular eukaryotes considered to be the closest living evolutionary relatives to animals. Understanding the active molecule and its mechanism of action could provide insights into the origin

Follow Your Gut

Follow Your Gut
  • Author : Rob Knight
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 07 April 2015
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Allergies, asthma, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. The key is to understand how this groundbreaking science influences your health, mood, and more. In just the last few years, scientists have shown how the microscopic life within our bodies— particularly within our intestines—has an astonishing impact on our lives. Your health, mood, sleep patterns, eating preferences—even your likelihood of getting bitten