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Microbiomes: Current Knowledge and Unanswered Questions
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Microbiomes: Current Knowledge and Unanswered Questions (Hardback)

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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.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePathologyMedical microbiology & virologyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesEcological science, the BiosphereScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesMicrobiology non-medicalBacteriology non-medical Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Publication Date: 22/03/2021 ISBN-13: 9783030653163  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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 Moebius 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.

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