Midichlorians - the biomeme hypothesis: is there a microbial component to religious rituals?

  title={Midichlorians - the biomeme hypothesis: is there a microbial component to religious rituals?},
  author={Alexander Y. Panchin and Alexander I. Tuzhikov and Yuri V. Panchin},
  journal={Biology Direct},
  pages={14 - 14}
BackgroundCutting edge research of human microbiome diversity has led to the development of the microbiome-gut-brain axis concept, based on the idea that gut microbes may have an impact on the behavior of their human hosts. Many examples of behavior-altering parasites are known to affect members of the animal kingdom. Some prominent examples include Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (fungi), Toxoplasma gondii (protista), Wolbachia (bacteria), Glyptapanteles sp. (arthropoda), Spinochordodes tellinii… 
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