Cnidarian interaction with microbial communities: From aid to animal’s health to rejection responses

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Abstract

The phylum Cnidaria is an ancient branch in the tree of metazoans. Several species exert a remarkable longevity, suggesting the existence of a developed and consistent defense mechanism of the innate immunity capable to overcome the potential repeated exposure to microbial pathogenic agents. Increasing evidence indicates that the innate immune system in Cnidarians is not only involved in the disruption of harmful microorganisms, but also is crucial in structuring tissue-associated microbial communities that are essential components of the Cnidarian holobiont and useful to the animal’s health for several functions, including metabolism, immune defense, development, and behavior. Sometimes, the shifts in the normal microbiota may be used as “early” bio-indicators of both environmental changes and/or animal disease. Here the Cnidarians relationships with microbial communities and the potential biotechnological applications are summarized and discussed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)296-
Numero di pagine15
RivistaMarine Drugs
Volume16
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Drug Discovery

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