Papers in the Biological Sciences
Editorial: C. elegans host-microbiome interactions: From medical to ecological and evolutionary model
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Herman MA, Irazoqui JE, Samuel BS and Vega N (2022) Editorial: C. elegans host-microbiome interactions: From medical to ecological and evolutionary model. Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 12:1035545. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2022.1035545
Microbiomes often form specific functional associations with their hosts. Correlations between microbiome membership and states of host health and disease abound in many systems. However, there are few systems that allow for in depth functional studies that include precise manipulation and interrogation of both microbiome composition and host function. Recently the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans - an excellent genetic model organism for studying many fields of biology, including neurobiology and behavior, development, cell biology, and innate immunity - has proven to be a robust system to probe microbiome interactions and their effect on host physiology.