Functions of the microbiota for the physiology of animal metaorganisms

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  • Author: Esser, Daniela

    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

  • Author: Lange, Janina

    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

  • Author: Marinos, Georgios

    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

  • Author: Sieber, Michael

    Max Planck Institute Evolutionary Biology, Germany

  • Author: Best, Lena

    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

  • Author: Prasse, Daniela

    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

  • Author: Bathia, Jay

    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

  • Author: Rühlemann, Malte

    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

  • Author: Boersch, Katrin

    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

  • Author: Jaspers, Cornelia

    Section for Oceans and Arctic, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Sommer, Felix

    Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany

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Animals are usually regarded as independent entities within their respective environments. However, within an organism, eukaryotes and prokaryotes interact dynamically to form the so-called metaorganism or holobiont, where each partner fulfils its versatile and crucial role. This review focuses on the interplay between microorganisms and multicellular eukaryotes in the context of host physiology, in particular aging and mucus-associated crosstalk. In addition to the interactions between bacteria and the host, we highlight the importance of viruses and nonmodel organisms. Moreover, we discuss current culturing and computational methodologies that allow a deeper understanding of underlying mechanisms controlling the physiology of metaorganisms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Innate Immunity
Volume11
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)393-404
ISSN1662-811X
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Publication statusPublished - 2018
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    Research areas

  • Metaorganism, Host, Microbiota, Microbiome, Physiology

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