Special Issue "Gut Microbiome of Farm Animals in Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 36639
Interests: microbial ecology; microbiota-host cross-talk; health
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Gut Microbiome of Farm Animals in Health and Disease 2.0
The role of the gut microbiome in maintaining health in farm animals has been gaining increasing interest. Specifically, gut microbe–host crosstalk has been associated with animal physiology, metabolism and immunity. Early-life microbial succession in newborn offspring is essential for gut maturation and immune development and may play a significant role in animal resilience to pathogens later in life. In addition, some evidence suggests that the maternal microenvironment could play a significant role in early microbial and immune development in young animals. In intensive production systems, animals face significant stress and become more vulnerable to gut dysbiosis and illnesses. Nutrition is a strong modulating factor gut microbial ecosystems in animals. Supplying animals with certain dietary components shows promise for modulating the microbiota and their impact on the host by controlling pathogen colonisation and dissemination, and reducing the risk of diseases. Finally, uncovering the mechanisms by which the microbiome and host interact with each other is crucial for the understanding of homeostasis, to prevent or treat gut dysbiosis and illnesses.
This Special Issue aims to publish recent findings on various aspects of the gut microbiota and its ecological interactions with the animal host through cellular, metabolic, genetic and environmental pathways. Research articles, review articles and short communications on the gut microbiome in farm animals are welcome. We look forward to publishing your work.
Dr. Łukasz M. Grześkowiak
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