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The Resource Fundamentals of microbiome science : how microbes shape animal biology, Angela E. Douglas

Fundamentals of microbiome science : how microbes shape animal biology, Angela E. Douglas

Label
Fundamentals of microbiome science : how microbes shape animal biology
Title
Fundamentals of microbiome science
Title remainder
how microbes shape animal biology
Statement of responsibility
Angela E. Douglas
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides an accessible and authoritative guide to the fundamental principles of microbiome science, an exciting and fast-emerging new discipline that is reshaping many aspects of the life sciences. Resident microbes in healthy animals--including humans--can dictate many traits of the animal host. This animal microbiome is a second immune system conferring protection against pathogens; it can structure host metabolism in animals as diverse as reef corals and hibernating mammals; and it may influence animal behavior, from social recognition to emotional states. These microbial partners can also drive ecologically important traits, from thermal tolerance to diet, and have contributed to animal diversification over long evolutionary timescales. Drawing on concepts and data across a broad range of disciplines and systems, Angela Douglas provides a conceptual framework for understanding these animal-microbe interactions while shedding critical light on the scientific challenges that lie ahead. Douglas explains why microbiome science demands creative and interdisciplinary thinking-the capacity to combine microbiology with animal physiology, ecological theory with immunology, and evolutionary perspectives with metabolic science. An essential introduction to a cutting-edge field that is revolutionizing the life sciences, this book explains why microbiome science presents a more complete picture of the biology of humans and other animals, and how it can deliver novel therapies for many medical conditions and new strategies for pest control."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Douglas, A. E.
Dewey number
571.6/3829
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QR1
  • QR60
LC item number
  • .D68 2018
  • .D68 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 E-869
  • QW 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Microbiology
  • Microorganisms
  • Microbiota
  • Microbial Interactions
  • Biological Phenomena
  • Animals
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
  • Microorganisms
  • Microbiology
Label
Fundamentals of microbiome science : how microbes shape animal biology, Angela E. Douglas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : animals in a microbial world -- The ancient roots of the animal microbiomes -- The microbiome and human health -- Defining the rules of engagement : the microbiome and the animal immune system -- Microbial drivers of animal behavior -- The inner ecosystem of animals -- Evolutionary processes and consequences -- The animal reimagined
Control code
985666445
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780691160344
Lccn
2017021144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028302080
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985666445
Label
Fundamentals of microbiome science : how microbes shape animal biology, Angela E. Douglas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : animals in a microbial world -- The ancient roots of the animal microbiomes -- The microbiome and human health -- Defining the rules of engagement : the microbiome and the animal immune system -- Microbial drivers of animal behavior -- The inner ecosystem of animals -- Evolutionary processes and consequences -- The animal reimagined
Control code
985666445
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780691160344
Lccn
2017021144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028302080
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985666445

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