Diet, Gut Microbes and Host Mate Choice

  title={Diet, Gut Microbes and Host Mate Choice},
  author={Philip T. Leftwich and Matthew I. Hutchings and Tracey Chapman},
All organisms live in close association with microbes. However, not all such associations are meaningful in an evolutionary context. Current debate concerns whether hosts and microbes are best described as communities of individuals or as holobionts (selective units of hosts plus their microbes). Recent reports that assortative mating of hosts by diet can be mediated by commensal gut microbes have attracted interest as a potential route to host reproductive isolation (RI). Here, the authors… 
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