Microbiome, holobiont and the net of life

  title={Microbiome, holobiont and the net of life},
  author={Emiliano Salvucci},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Microbiology},
  pages={485 - 494}
  • E. Salvucci
  • Published 28 November 2014
  • Biology
  • Critical Reviews in Microbiology
Abstract Holistic emerging approaches allow us to understand that every organism is the result of integration mechanisms observed at every level of nature: integration of DNA from virus and bacteria in metazoans, endosymbiotic relationships and holobionts. Horizontal gene transfer events in Bacteria, Archaea and Eukaryotes have resulted in the chimeric nature of genomes. As a continuity of this genomic landscape, the human body contains more bacterial than human cells. Human microbiome has co… 

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