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What hydra has to say about the role and origin of symbiotic interactions.
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PMID:  22983034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The Hydra holobiont involves at least three types of organisms that all share a long coevolutionary history and appear to depend on each other. Here I review how symbiotic algae and stably associated bacteria interact with the Hydra host and where in the tissue they are located. In particular I discuss the role of Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling in maintaining Hydra's species-specific microbiota. I also discuss studies in Hydra viridis and its symbiotic Chlorella algae which indicate that the symbiotic algae are critically involved in the control of sexual differentiation in green Hydra. Finally, I review the state of "omics" in this tripartite association and the fact that the functioning of this holobiont is also a tale of several genomes.
Thomas C G Bosch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Biological bulletin     Volume:  223     ISSN:  1939-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Bull.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984727R     Medline TA:  Biol Bull     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Zoologisches Institut der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany.
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