The Gut of Geographically Disparate Ciona intestinalis Harbors a Core Microbiota

  title={The Gut of Geographically Disparate Ciona intestinalis Harbors a Core Microbiota},
  author={Larry J Dishaw and Jaime A. Flores-Torres and Simon Lax and Kristina T Gemayel and Brittany Leigh and Daniela Melillo and M. Gail Mueller and L. Natale and Ivana Zucchetti and Rosaria De Santis and Maria Rosaria Pinto and Gary W. Litman and Jack A. Gilbert},
  booktitle={PloS one},
It is now widely understood that all animals engage in complex interactions with bacteria (or microbes) throughout their various life stages. This ancient exchange can involve cooperation and has resulted in a wide range of evolved host-microbial interdependencies, including those observed in the gut. Ciona intestinalis, a filter-feeding basal chordate and classic developmental model that can be experimentally manipulated, is being employed to help define these relationships. Ciona larvae are… CONTINUE READING
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