About this Research Topic
The composition of gut microbiota is influenced by a number of factors, including host genetics, lifestyle and diet. This Research Topic aims to shed further light on the evolution and diversity of avian microbiomes, and how environmental factors can shape avian gut microbiome functions and structures, as well as the influence of the microbiome on avian physiology. Topics of interest here include:
• Omics studies on avian gut bacteria, including domestic and wild bird species;
• Taxonomic composition of avian gut microbiomes;
• Evolutionary history of avian gut microbiomes and its role in avian diversity and evolutionary processes that shape these host-microbe interactions;
• Influence of environmental factors in shaping avian gut microbiome functions and structures;
• Antimicrobial resistance gene expression in avian gut microbiome – from birds in different habitats and locations;
• Avian gut microbiome diversity and its influence on bird physiology and evolution.
We will accept submission of Original Research, Review, Mini Review, Opinion and Perspective articles.
Keywords: avian microbiome, gut microbiome, evolution, diversity, avian physiology, host-microbe interactions, gene expression
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