Ecology of Amphibian-Microbial Symbioses
  • Release Date : 02 August 2019
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 122 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9782889459056
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Download or read book entitled Ecology of Amphibian-Microbial Symbioses by author: Eria A. Rebollar which was release on 02 August 2019 and published by Frontiers Media SA with total page 122 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The field of amphibian microbial ecology has greatly advanced in recent years. The work published to date has shown that amphibian skin bacterial communities can be influenced by host species, host life-history stage, environmental conditions, surrounding bacterial communities that serve as reservoirs and external biotic agents such as pathogens. As the ecology of amphibian-microbial symbiosis is a relatively new field, there are still many unanswered questions. The aim of this Research Topic is to highlight recent research on amphibian microbiomes that addresses relevant questions on the ecology of amphibian-microbe interactions. The publications gathered in this Research Topic have expanded our knowledge on the role of microbial symbionts of amphibians and have revealed novel insights that can direct the next set of research questions. We suggest that soon the field will move from the basic (and necessary) descriptions of microbial communities to more experimental approaches that include the use of omics methods and a variety of novel analytic and multivariate approaches. In addition to providing more insights into the microbial and disease ecology of amphibians, these studies may lead to effective ways to manipulate the microbiome to achieve protection from diseases, such as chytridiomycosis.

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