The holobiont principle

Burkuš, Tajana (2016) The holobiont principle. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

All animal and plant species carry plenty of diverse microorganisms. They create interactions and form a whole unit called holobiont. Holobiont has its own hologenome which consists of both host's and microoganisms' genomes. Genetic variation in the hologenome is possible by either the change in host's or microbes' genomes. The hologenome can be transmitted from one generation to the next and thus contribute to the unique traits of the holobiont. Microbes and host have the ability to cross-talk and influence on the overall health and fitness of the holobiont within its environment. In this paper, some of today present studied systems, coral, hydra, seaweed and termite holobiont are presented.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kovačević, Goran
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 24
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Palma Dizdarevic
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 09:47
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 09:47
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5490

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