Microbiomes of soils, plants and animals : an integrated approach / edited by Rachael E. Antwis, Xavier A. Harrison, Michael J. Cox.
Contributor(s): Antwis, Rachael E [editor.] | Harrison, Xavier A [editor.] | Cox, Michael J. (Ecologist) [editor.].Material type: BookSeries: Ecological reviews: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020.Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 235 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781108654418 (ebook).Subject(s): Microbial ecology | Microorganisms | Microbial technology | Soil microbiology | Plants -- MicrobiologyDDC classification: 579/.1757 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Chapter 1: Microbiomes of Soils, Plants and Animals: An Introduction / Rachael E. Antwis, Xavier A. Harrison, Michael Cox, Sophia Carryl, Meagan Dewar, James Doonan, Ellen Fry, Jack Gilbert, Bethan Greenwood, Reid N. Harris, Zenobia Lewis, Anne Lizé, James McDonald, Valerie McKenzie, Marc Sze, Feng Zhu -- Chapter 2: Analytical Approaches for Microbiome Research / Xavier A. Harrison and Simon J. S. Cameron -- Chapter 3: Microbiomes of Soils / Reuben Margerison, Océane Nicolitch, Yaqian Zhang -- Chapter 4: Factors That Shape the Host Microbiome / Marc Sze, James Doonan, James E. McDonald, Reid Harris and Meagan Dewar -- Chapter 5: Microbial Symbioses and Host Nutrition / Philip Donkersley, Sam Robinson, Ella K. Deutsch and Alastair T. Gibbons -- Chapter 6: The Microbiome and Host Behaviour / Anne Lizé and Zenobia Lewis -- Chapter 7: Host Microbiomes and Disease / James E. McDonald, Reid N. Harris, James Doonan, Sophia Carryl, Marc Sze, Valerie McKenzie and Jack A. Gilbert -- Chapter 8: Adapting to Environmental Change -- Ellen L. Fry, Feng Zhu and Bethan Greenwood -- Chapter 9: Microbial Biotechnology -- Rachael E. Antwis, Ellen Fry, Chloë E. James and Natalie Ferry -- Chapter 10: Synthesis and Future Directions / Rachael E. Antwis, Xavier A. Harrison and Michael Cox.
Through a long history of co-evolution, multicellular organisms form a complex of host cells plus many associated microorganism species. Consisting of algae, bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists and viruses, and collectively referred to as the microbiome, these microorganisms contribute to a range of important functions in their hosts, from nutrition, to behaviour and disease susceptibility. In this book, a diverse and international group of active researchers outline how multicellular organisms have become reliant on their microbiomes to function, and explore this vital interdependence across the breadth of soil, plant, animal and human hosts. They draw parallels and contrasts across hosts in different environments, and discuss how this invisible microbial ecosystem influences everything from the food we eat, to our health, to the correct functioning of ecosystems we depend on. This insightful read also pertinently encourages students and researchers in microbial ecology, ecology, and microbiology to consider how this interdependence may be key to mitigating environmental changes and developing microbial biotechnology to improve life on Earth.