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The bee microbiome: Impact on bee health and model for evolution and ecology of host-microbe interactions

Engel, Philipp and Rodrigues De Miranda, Joachim and Granberg, Fredrik and Hayer, Juliette and Dainat, Benjamin (2016). The bee microbiome: Impact on bee health and model for evolution and ecology of host-microbe interactions. mBIO. 7:2, 1-9
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.02164-15

Abstract

As pollinators, bees are cornerstones for terrestrial ecosystem stability and key components in agricultural productivity. All animals, including bees, are associated with a diverse community of microbes, commonly referred to as the micro biome. The bee micro biome is likely to be a crucial factor affecting host health. However, with the exception of a few pathogens, the impacts of most members of the bee microbiome on host health are poorly understood. Further, the evolutionary and ecological forces that shape and change the microbiome are unclear. Here, we discuss recent progress in our understanding of the bee microbiome, and we present challenges associated with its investigation. We conclude that global coordination of research efforts is needed to fully understand the complex and highly dynamic nature of the interplay between the bee micro biome, its host, and the environment. High-throughput sequencing technologies are ideal for exploring complex biological systems, including host-microbe interactions. To maximize their value and to improve assessment of the factors affecting bee health, sequence data should be archived, curated, and analyzed in ways that promote the synthesis of different studies. To this end, the BeeBiome consortium aims to develop an online database which would provide reference sequences, archive metadata, and host analytical resources. The goal would be to support applied and fundamental research on bees and their associated microbes and to provide a collaborative framework for sharing primary data from different research programs, thus furthering our understanding of the bee microbiome and its impact on pollinator health.

Authors/Creators:Engel, Philipp and Rodrigues De Miranda, Joachim and Granberg, Fredrik and Hayer, Juliette and Dainat, Benjamin
Title:The bee microbiome: Impact on bee health and model for evolution and ecology of host-microbe interactions
Series/Journal:mBIO (2150-7511)
Year of publishing :2016
Volume:7
Number:2
Page range:1-9
Number of Pages:9
Publisher:American Society for Microbiology
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:SLU - Environmental assessment > Programme Biodiversity
SLU - Research Areas for the Future > Future Animal Health and Welfare
ISSN:2150-7511
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L20 Animal ecology
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Microbiology (Microbiology in the medical area to be 30109)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (methods development to be 10203)
Agrovoc terms:Apidae, microorganisms, health
Keywords:Apidae, microorganisms, health
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3617
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3617
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000377768700029
DOI10.1128/mBio.02164-15
ID Code:13575
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology

(VH) > Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:22 Aug 2016 13:30
Metadata Last Modified:22 Aug 2016 13:30

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