Special Issue "Interaction between Intestinal Microbiota and Host Gene in Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2023) | Viewed by 1015
Interests: porcine molecular biology; livestock and poultry environmental engineering
An animal is a "Superorganism" or "Holobiont" composed of a host genome and a gut microbiome. Intestinal microorganisms can directly or indirectly affect the nutrient metabolism and immune regulation of the host via their metabolites and components. Additionally, there are bidirectional communication processes, including the gut–liver axis, gut–brain axis, gut–lung axis, gut–heart axis, gut–bone axis, and gut–liver–brain axis. Factors such as the host genome, environment, age, breastfeeding or milk powder feeding, birth pattern, diet, geographical location, and antibiotic use can change the composition of host gut microbiota in the short or long term, subsequently affecting the host phenotype. The interaction modes and mechanisms among host genetics, gut microbiota, and host phenotype are research hotspots.
This Special Issue aims to illustrate the interactions between intestinal microbiota and host genes in animals. Topic of interest include phenomics, metagenomics, metametabolomics, metaproteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, culturomics, and omics data application. Germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice and FMTs are applied to establish causal relationships between microbial products and host phenotypes. We are inviting contributions by experts in the field in the form of research papers and critical reviews.
Dr. Rong Zheng
Dr. Pengpeng Zhang
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- intestinal microorganisms
- host genome
- germ-free mice
- antibiotic-treated mice