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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Microbiology

Microbiomes of Soils, Plants and Animals An Integrated Approach

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By: Rachael E Antwis(Editor), Xavier A Harrison(Editor), Michael J Cox(Editor)
239 pages, 4 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; 5 b/w illustrations, tables
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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 Microbiomes of Soils, Plants and Animals, 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.

Contents

Preface

1. Microbiomes of soils, plants and animals: an introduction Rachael E. Antwis, Xavier A. Harrison, Michael J. Cox, Sophia Carryl, Meagan Dewar, James Doonan, Ellen L. Fry, Jack Gilbert, Bethan Greenwood, Reid N. Harris, Zenobia Lewis, Anne Lizé, James McDonald, Valerie McKenzie, Marc Sze and Feng Zhu
2. Analytical approaches for microbiome research Xavier A. Harrison and Simon J. S. Cameron
3. Microbiomes of soils Reuben Margerison, Océane Nicolitch and Yaqian Zhang
4. Factors that shape the host microbiome Marc Sze, James Doonan, James E. McDonald, Reid Harris and Meagan Dewar
5. Microbial symbioses and host nutrition Philip Donkersley, Sam Robinson, Ella K. Deutsch and Alastair T. Gibbons
6. The microbiome and host behaviour Anne Lizé and Zenobia Lewis
7. Host microbiomes and disease James E. McDonald, Reid N. Harris, James Doonan, Sophia Carryl, Marc Sze, Valerie McKenzie and Jack A. Gilbert
8. Adapting to environmental change Ellen L. Fry, Feng Zhu and Bethan Greenwood
9. Microbial biotechnology Rachael E. Antwis, Ellen Fry, Chloe¨ E. James and Natalie Ferry
10. Synthesis and future directions Rachael E. Antwis, Xavier A. Harrison and Michael J. Cox

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Biography

Rachael E. Antwis is a microbial ecologist at the University of Salford. Her research encompasses a range of host systems, including soil, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates. She is the founder and co-secretary of the British Ecological Society's Microbial Ecology Special Interest Group, together with Dr Xavier Harrison.

Xavier A. Harrison is a molecular ecologist at the University of Exeter. He is fascinated by the potential of host-associated microbes to drive variation among individuals in life history trajectory. He is co-founder of the British Ecological Society's Microbial Ecology Special Interest Group, alongside Rachael Antwis.

Michael J. Cox is a microbial ecologist at the University of Birmingham. His expertise is in applying microbial ecology techniques to understand the respiratory microbiome in chronic and acute respiratory diseases. He is an editor at FEMS Microbiology Letters and author of The Lung Microbiome (2019), a monograph for the European Respiratory Society.


Contributors:
- Rachael E. Antwis
- Xavier A. Harrison
- Michael J. Cox
- Sophia Carryl
- Meagan Dewar
- James Doonan
- Ellen L. Fry
- Jack Gilbert
- Bethan Greenwood
- Reid N. Harris
- Zenobia Lewis
- Anne Lizé
- James McDonald
- Valerie McKenzie
- Marc Sze
- Feng Zhu
- Simon J. S. Cameron
- Reuben Margerison
- Océane Nicolitch
- Yaqian Zhang
- Reid Harris
- Philip Donkersley
- Sam Robinson
- Ella K. Deutsch
- Alastair T. Gibbons
- Jack A. Gilbert
- Chloe¨ E. James
- Natalie Ferry

New
By: Rachael E Antwis(Editor), Xavier A Harrison(Editor), Michael J Cox(Editor)
239 pages, 4 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; 5 b/w illustrations, tables
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