Symbiomes: Systems Biology Of Host-Microbiome Interactions, dates and place still to be confirmedSymbiomes: Systems Biology Of Host-Microbiome Interactions, dates and place still to be confirmed


Symbiosis plays a very important role in the origin, organization and evolution of life. We live in a symbiotic world, and one of the key characteristics of the biological systems is to establish associations and connections with other organisms. In this sense, evolutionary changes can be explained by an integrated and synergistic cooperation between organisms resulting in the acquisition of characteristics inherent to the ecosystems where they are established and develop. The wealth of data produced with new sequencing technologies highlights that a complex microbiota constitutes the largest living component of most environments supporting the hypothesis for its key role in symbiogenesis. In this context, the human body is no exception. The microorganisms colonizing the skin, gut, oral cavity, urogenital tract, encoding 100-folds more unique genes than the human genome, participate to many metabolic functions, improve the adsorption of nutrients, guide the maturation of the immune system and protect the host against potentially harmful pathogens...

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