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Symbiosis: Gut Bacteria Manipulate Host Behaviour

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Yuval, B. Symbiosis: Gut Bacteria Manipulate Host Behaviour. Current Biology 2017, 27, R746 - R747.

Abstract:

Summary Bacteria resident in the gut of Drosophila modify the fly’s innate chemosensory responses to nutritional stimuli. In effect, the gut microbiome compels the host to forage on food patches that favour particular assemblages of bacteria.

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