Hydra Go Bacterial

  • Thomas C. G. BoschEmail author
  • Friederike Anton-Erxleben
  • René Augustin
  • Sören Franzenburg
  • Sebastian Fraune


This chapter provides an overview of how the basal metazoan Hydra serves as model for untangling and dissecting the fundamental principles underlying complex host–microbe interactions.


Microbial Community Gastric Cavity Beneficial Microbe Hydra Species Microbial Associate Molecular Pattern 
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Research in our laboratory is supported in parts by grants from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and grants from the DFG Cluster of Excellence programs “The Future Ocean” and “Inflammation at Interfaces.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas C. G. Bosch
    • 1
    Email author
  • Friederike Anton-Erxleben
    • 1
  • René Augustin
    • 1
  • Sören Franzenburg
    • 1
  • Sebastian Fraune
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoologisches InstitutChristian-Albrechts-UniversitätKielGermany

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