Metagenomic dissection of the taxonomic and metabolic evolution of the canine gut microbiota
Dr. Christian Milani from the University of Parma, Italy will join the First Symposium on Targeting Animal Microbiota and will give a talk entitled Metagenomic dissection of the taxonomic and metabolic evolution of the canine gut microbiota.
Summary: In recent years, the availability of constantly advancing next‐generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, together with tailor‐made bioinformatics tools, have provided novel culture‐independent approaches to better assess the composition, functionality and dynamics of this microbial intestinal ecosystem. Thus, prompting an extensive characterization of the role exerted in mammals by the gut microbial population, i.e. the gut microbiota, revealing that this large and highly complex community of microorganisms plays a crucial role in maintaining and promoting host health.
Amongst mammals, the domesticated dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a key companion animal of humans, with more than 300 dog breeds worldwide obtained from domestication of wolves and subsequent artificial selection. Thus, the taxonomic and metabolic evolution of the canine gut microbiota, as well as the possible impact that this community of bacteria has on canine health and well‐being, is of broad social and scientific interest.
First Symposium on Targeting Animal Microbiota
September 21, 2021 – Virtual Symposium