Beneficial Microorganisms in Multicellular Life Forms

Editors: Rosenberg, Eugene, Gophna, Uri (Eds.)

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  • Explains the role of microorganisms in the health or disease of their hosts
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All animals and plants form associations with hundreds or thousands of different beneficial microorganisms. These symbiotic microbes play an important role in the development, adaptation, health and evolution of their hosts. This book brings together a group of diverse biologists to discuss microbial interactions with multicellular life forms including insects, corals, plants, and mammals, including humans. The various mechanisms by which microorganisms benefit their hosts are discussed, including providing essential nutrients, preventing disease, inducing the immune system, and combating stress.  Since the microbiota can be transferred from parent to offspring, it plays an important role in the origin and evolution of animal and plant species. This book should be of interest to the widest range of biological scientists, merging the studies of host and microbial physiology, symbiosis, and the ecology and evolution of symbiotic partners.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Microbial Symbioses in the Digestive Tract of Lower Termites

    Brune, Andreas

    Pages 3-25

  • Insect “Symbiology” Is Coming of Age, Bridging Between Bench and Field

    Jurkevitch, Edouard

    Pages 27-41

  • Chironomids and Vibrio cholerae

    Halpern, Malka

    Pages 43-56

  • Role of Bacteria in Mating Preference in Drosophila melanogaster

    Sharon, Gil (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

  • Legume–Microbe Symbioses

    Sugawara, Masayuki (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beneficial Microorganisms in Multicellular Life Forms
Editors
  • Eugene Rosenberg
  • Uri Gophna
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21680-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21680-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-21679-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43366-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 348
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