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The microbiome of coral surface mucus has a key role in mediating holobiont
Microbes are well-recognized members of the coral holobiont. However, little is known about the short-term dynamics of mucus-associated microbial communities under natural conditions and after disturbances, and how these dynamics relate to the host's ...
Broad-spectrum antimicrobials—considering 'holobiont' welfare
Distribution of the common bacterial phyla in each of the different body sites. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Add lots of microbes to 'me, myself, and I'
For example, if a holobiont is attacked by a pathogen that the host cannot defend against, another symbiont may fulfill the job by manufacturing a toxin that can kill the invader.
Stable and sporadic symbiotic communities of coral and algal holobionts
Coral and algal holobionts are assemblages of macroorganisms and microorganisms, including viruses, Bacteria, Archaea, protists and fungi. Despite a decade of research, it remains unclear whether these associations are spatial–temporally stable or ...
Will the pronoun 'I' become obsolete? A biological perspective
As such, the authors of the new PLOS Biology paper explain that microbiologists have developed a new term for these symbiotic systems (holobiont) and a second (hologenome) that describes the combined genetic material of all constituent organisms that ...

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