Impact of the Resident Microbiota on the Nutritional Phenotype of Drosophila melanogaster

@inproceedings{Ridley2012ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the Resident Microbiota on the Nutritional Phenotype of Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Emma V. Ridley and Adam C-N. Wong and Stephanie Westmiller and Angela E. Douglas},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Animals are chronically infected by benign and beneficial microorganisms that generally promote animal health through their effects on the nutrition, immune function and other physiological systems of the host. Insight into the host-microbial interactions can be obtained by comparing the traits of animals experimentally deprived of their microbiota and untreated animals. Drosophila melanogaster is an experimentally tractable system to study host-microbial interactions. METHODOLOGY… CONTINUE READING