All the microbiology nematodes can teach us

Autor(en)
Silvia Bulgheresi
Abstrakt

Be it their pervasiveness, experimental tractability or their impact on human health and agriculture, nematode-bacterium associations are far-reaching research subjects. Although the omics hype did not spare them and helped reveal mechanisms of communication and exchange between the associated partners, a huge amount of knowledge still awaits to be harvested from their study. Here, I summarize and compare the kind of research that has been already performed on the model nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and on symbiotic nematodes, both marine and entomopathogenic ones. The emerging picture highlights how complementing genetic studies with ecological ones (in the case of well-established genetic model systems such as C. elegans) and vice versa (in the case of the yet uncultured Stilbonematinae) will deepen our understanding of how microbial symbioses evolved and how they impact our environment.

Organisation(en)
Department für Ökogenomik und Systembiologie
Journal
FEMS microbiology ecology
Band
92
Anzahl der Seiten
7
ISSN
0168-6496
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiw007
Publikationsdatum
02-2016
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
Mikrobiologie
Schlagwörter
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/all-the-microbiology-nematodes-can-teach-us(130b7eee-d042-4bcd-b908-3560cf689283).html