A complex journey: transmission of microbial symbionts

Autor(en)
Monika Bright, Silvia Bulgheresi
Abstrakt

The perpetuation of symbioses through host generations relies on symbiont transmission. Horizontally transmitted symbionts are taken up from the environment anew by each host generation, and vertically transmitted symbionts are most often transferred through the female germ line. Mixed modes also exist. In this Review we describe the journey of symbionts from the initial contact to their final residence. We provide an overview of the molecular mechanisms that mediate symbiont attraction and accumulation, interpartner recognition and selection, as well as symbiont confrontation with the host immune system. We also discuss how the two main transmission modes shape the evolution of the symbiotic partners. © 2010 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

Organisation(en)
Journal
Nature Reviews. Microbiology
Band
8
Seiten
218-230
Anzahl der Seiten
13
ISSN
1740-1526
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro2262
Publikationsdatum
2010
Publikationsstatus
Veröffentlicht
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
106054 Zoologie, 106012 Evolutionsforschung, 106049 Ultrastrukturforschung, 106047 Tierökologie
ÖFOS 2002
1413 Ökologie der Tiere, 1426 Evolution, 1436 Ultrastrukturforschung, 1423 Zoologie
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