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dc.contributor.authorVoolstra, Christian R.
dc.contributor.authorZiegler, Maren
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-18T06:58:36Z
dc.date.available2020-06-18T06:58:36Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-16
dc.date.submitted2020-01-14
dc.identifier.citationVoolstra, C. R., & Ziegler, M. (2020). Adapting with Microbial Help: Microbiome Flexibility Facilitates Rapid Responses to Environmental Change. BioEssays, 2000004. doi:10.1002/bies.202000004
dc.identifier.issn0265-9247
dc.identifier.issn1521-1878
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/bies.202000004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/663683
dc.description.abstractAnimals and plants are metaorganisms and associate with microbes that affect their physiology, stress tolerance, and fitness. Here the hypothesis that alteration of the microbiome may constitute a fast-response mechanism to environmental change is examined. This is supported by recent reciprocal transplant experiments with reef corals, which have shown that their microbiome adapts to thermally variable habitats and changes over time when transplanted into different environments. Further, inoculation of corals with beneficial bacteria increases their stress tolerance. But corals differ in their ability to flexibly associate with different bacteria. How scales of microbiome flexibility may reflect different metaorganism adaptation mechanisms is discussed and future directions for research are pinpointed. It is posited that microbiome flexibility is a broad phenomenon that contributes to the ability of organisms to respond to environmental change. Importantly, adapting with microbial help may provide an alternate route to organismal adaptation that facilitates rapid responses.
dc.description.sponsorshipFigure 3 was produced by Ivan Gromicho, scientific illustrator at KingAbdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bies.202000004
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdfdirect/10.1002/bies.202000004
dc.rightsThisis an open access article under the terms of the Creative CommonsAttribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction inany medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleAdapting with Microbial Help: Microbiome Flexibility Facilitates Rapid Responses to Environmental Change
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalBioEssays
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dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of BiologyJustus Liebig University Konstanz 78457 Germany
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Animal Ecology and SystematicsJustus Liebig University Giessen 35392 Germany
dc.identifier.pages2000004
dc.date.accepted2020-03-11
refterms.dateFOA2020-06-18T07:06:17Z
dc.date.published-online2020-06-16
dc.date.published-print2020-07


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