Written by Thomas C.G. Bosch and David J. Miller, this book examines how the growing knowledge of animal-bacterial interactions, whether in shared ecosystems or intimate symbioses, is fundamentally altering our understanding of animal biology. This new view may have profound impact on understanding a strictly microbe/symbiont-dependent life style and its evolutionary consequences. The scope of this book is best described as an attempt to understand animal evolution in terms of symbiotic interactions and in light of the realization that we animals are intruders that have evolved within a microbial world.
Das Individuum als Metaorganismus: Neue Perspektiven für Biologie und Medizin
by Prof. Thomas Bosch
The MGSE acts as co-organizer of a Science Pub to quench the thirst for knowledge of Münster’s citizens. It brings together scientists and the public for easy-to-understand presentations and thought-provoking discussions combined with food and drinks in an informal atmosphere. The overall aim is to promote understanding of and enthusiasm for science in the public. At the same time, researchers get the chance to receive feedback from a diverse audience and get people excited about their work outside the lab.
Deines P and TCG Bosch (2016) Transitioning from Microbiome Composition to Microbial Community Interactions: The Potential of the Metaorganism Hydra as an Experimental Model. Front. Microbiology, 13 October 2016
Gilson E, Bosch TCG (2016) Understanding why we age and how: Evolutionary biology meets different model organisms and multi-level omics: Meeting report on “Comparative Biology of Aging,” Roscoff, October 12-16, 2015. Bioessays. 2016 Apr 27. doi: 10.1002/bies.201600049
Theis KR, NM Dheilly, J Klassen, RM Brucker, TCG Bosch, JF Cryan, SF Gilbert, CJ Goodnight, JSapp, P Vandenkoornhuyse, I Zilber-Rosenberg, E Rosenberg, SR Bordenstein (2016) Getting the Hologenome Concept Right: An Eco-Evolutionary Framework for Hosts and Their Microbiomes. mSystems, 1(2):e00028-16. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00028-16.
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Bosch TCG and D Miller (2016): The Holobiont Imperative: Perspectives from Early Emerging Animals. Springer New York. Now available for preorder on amazon.