The Microbiomes of Humans, Animals, Plants, and the Environment

Microbiomes

Current Knowledge and Unanswered Questions

Authors: Rosenberg, Eugene

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  • Discusses the composition and role of microbiomes in humans, animals and plants
  • Illuminates the hologenome concept of evolution from different angles
  • Reviews data on the role of beneficial microbiota in preventing and treating disease
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This book examines an important paradigm shift in biology: Plants and animals, traditionally viewed as individuals, are now considered to be complex systems and host to a plethora of microorganisms. After first presenting historical aspects of microbiota research, bacterial compositions of individual microbiomes and the critical analysis of current methods, the book discusses how microbial communities inside the human body are profoundly affected by numerous factors, such as macro- and micro-nutrients, physical exercise, antibiotics, gender and age. As described by current research, the author highlights how microbiomes contribute to the fitness of the host by providing nutrients, inhibiting pathogens, aiding in the storage of fat during pregnancy, and contributing to development and behavior. The author not only focusses on prokaryotic components in microbiomes, but also addresses single-cell eukaryotes and viruses.

This follow-up to the successful  book The Hologenome Concept: Human, Animal and Plant Microbiota, published in 2013, provides a contemporary overview of microbiomes. It appeals to anyone working in the life sciences and biomedicine.

About the authors

Eugene Rosenberg is an Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at the Faculty of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University. He has performed pioneer research on Myxobacteria, microorganisms to combat hydrocarbon pollution (bioremediation), coral disease, and together with Ilana Zilber-Rosenberg proposed the hologenome concept of evolution. He has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, serving as a Fogarty International scholar at the NIH, the Pan Lab Prize of the Society of Industrial Microbiology, the Israel Prize for a Beautiful Israel, the Procter & Gamble Prize of the American Society for Microbiology, and the Karl August Möbius Prize (Germany) for lifetime achievements in symbiosis. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and a founding member of the European Academy of Microbiology.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 128,39 €
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Hardcover 159,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbiomes
Book Subtitle
Current Knowledge and Unanswered Questions
Authors
Series Title
The Microbiomes of Humans, Animals, Plants, and the Environment
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65317-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65317-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65316-3
Series ISSN
2662-611X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 431
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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