Supplemental Material for Dirksen et al., 2020
datasetposted on 2020-07-15, 14:43 authored by Philipp Dirksen, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com@bcm.edu firstname.lastname@example.org, Johannes Zimmermann, Fan Zhang, Adina-Malin Tietje, Sarah Arnaud Marsh, Marie-Anne Félix, Micheal Shapira, Christoph Kaleta, Hinrich Schulenburg, Buck SamuelBuck Samuel
Microbes exert immense influence on the physiology of their hosts, and Caenorhaditis elegans is no different. Defining the natural ecology of C. elegans has illustrated that microbes not only act as potential food or pathogen, but can also colonize its intestines as simple communities (or ‘microbiomes’). Based on the core natural microbiome of C. elegans, we present a new 12-member model microbiome (CeMbio) with a wealth of resources from robust protocols to sequenced genomes to metabolic models. These tools will open the door to investigation of any aspect of C. elegans biology in a more natural context.