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Cellular Dialogues in the Holobiont

1st Edition

Edited by Thomas C. G. Bosch, Michael G. Hadfield

CRC Press

360 pages | 29 Color Illus. | 15 B/W Illus.

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This book examines how the growing knowledge of the huge range of animal- and plant- bacterial interactions, whether in shared ecosystems or intimate symbioses, is fundamentally altering our understanding of biology. The establishment and maintenance of these interactions and their contributions to the health and survival of all partners relies on continuous cell-to-cell communication between them. This dialogue may be concerned with all aspects of the biology of both partners. The book includes chapters devoted to exploring, explaining and exposing these dialogues across a broad spectrum of plant and animal eukaryotes to a broad field of biologists.

Key Features

  • Explores the nature of the interactions between eukaryotic hosts and their microbial symbionts.
  • Examines the links between animal and plant evolution and microbial communities.
  • Reviews specific taxa and the microbial diversity associated with these taxa.
  • Illustrates the role microbes play in the physiology and etiology a several model species.
  • Includes chapters by an international team of leading scholars.

Table of Contents

Series Preface




Chapter 1 When does symbiosis begin? Bacterial cues necessary for metamorphosis in the marine polychaete Hydroides elegans - Marnie Freckelton and Brian T. Nedved

Chapter 2 The language of symbiosis: insights from protist biology - Morgan J. Colp and John M. Archibald

Chapter 3 Trichoplax and its bacteria: How many are there? Are they speaking? - Michael G. Hadfield and Margaret J. McFall-Ngai

Chapter 4 Decoding cellular dialogues between sponges, bacteria and phages - Lara Schmittmann, Martin T. Jahn, Lucía Pita and Ute Hentschel

Chapter 5 Symbiotic interactions in the holobiont Hydra - Jay Bathia and Thomas C.G. Bosch

Chapter 6 Hydra and Curvibacter - an intimate crosstalk at the epithelial interface - Timo Minten-Lange and Sebastian Fraune

Chapter 7 The coral holobiont highlights the dependence of cnidarian animal hosts on their

associated microbes - Claudia Pogoreutz, Christian R Voolstra, Nils Rädecker, Virginia Weis, Anny Cardenas and Jean-Baptiste Raina

Chapter 8 Extra-intestinal regulation of the gut microbiome: The case of C. elegans TGFβ/SMA signaling - Rebecca Choi, Dan Kim, Stacy Li, Meril Massot, Vivek Narayan, Samuel Slowinski, Hinrich Schulenburg and Michael Shapira

Chapter 9 Multiple roles of bacterially produced natural products in the bryozoan Bugula neritina - Nicole B. Lopanik

Chapter 10 The molecular dialogue through ontogeny between a squid host and its luminous symbiont - Margaret J. McFall-Ngai

Chapter 11 Evolving integrated multipartite symbioses between plant-sap feeding insects (Hemiptera) and their endosymbionts - Gordon Bennett

Chapter 12 Symbiosis for insect cuticle formation - Hisashi Anbutsu and Takema Fukatsu

Chapter 13 Microbial determinants of folivory in insects - Aileen Berasategui and Hassan Salem

Chapter 14 Right on cue: microbiota promote plasticity of zebrafish digestive tract - Michelle S. Massaquoi and Karen J. Guillemin

Chapter 15 Uncovering the history of intestinal host-microbiome interactions through vertebrate comparative genomics - Colin R. Lickwar and John F. Rawls

Chapter 16 Molecular interactions of microbes and the plant phyllosphere: The phyllosphere microbiome is shaped by the interplay of secreted microbial molecules and the plant immune system - Janine Haueisen, Cecile Lorrain and Eva H. Stukenbrock

Chapter 17 Summing up: Cellular dialogues between hosts and microbial symbionts: generalities emerging - Michael C. G. Hadfield and Thomas G. Bosch

About the Editors

Thomas C. G. Bosch studied Biology at the Univboschersity of Munich and Swansea University College in the UK from 1976 to 1983. He earned his doctorate from the University of Munich in 1986. From 1986 to 1988, Bosch held a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Irvine, USA. After a position as research associate at the University of Munich, he was appointed to professorship for Zoology at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in 1997. Since 2000 Bosch is Professor of General Zoology at Kiel University. Bosch is Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR). From 2010 to 2013 he served as Vice-President of Kiel University and was responsible for Kiel University’s institutional strategy and international relations. Since November 2013 Bosch is heading the interdisciplinary research center "Kiel Life Science" (KLS) at Kiel University. Bosch is spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC/SFB 1182) "Origin and Function of Metaorganisms" (2016-2019) which addresses the relatively newly recognized role of multi-organismic interactions for health and disease. Bosch also is Editor-in-Chief of "Zoology". He currently (2016/2017) is President of the German Society of Developmental Biology (GfE) and a member of several national and international Academic Committees and Boards. He is Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. His awards include a Dr. honoris causa degree from St. Petersburg State University, Russia (2004).

Michael G. Hadfield is Professor Emeritus, at the Pacific Biosciences Research Center, the Biology Department, and the Kawalo Marine Laboratory of the University of Hawaii. His lab takes a broad approach to studies of settlement and metamorphosis of marine invertebrate animals. His studies include investigation of the chemical nature of a small metabolite from prey coral that induces settlement and metamorphosis in the sea slug Phestilla sibogae and of a complex substance from bacterial films that induces metamorphosis in the small fouling worm Hydroides elegans. Extensive investigations were conducted on settlement-signal transduction mechanisms, as well as the roles of de novo transcription events following induction.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General