Nancy Obeng

Nancy Obeng
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel | CAU · Evolutionary Ecology Genetics

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Introduction
Nancy Obeng currently works at the Evolutionary Ecology Genetics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Nancy does research in Microbiology, Evolutionary Biology, Experimental Evolution and Systems Biology to understand host-microbiota interactions.

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The concept of fitness is often reduced to a single component, such as the replication rate in a given habitat. For species with multi-step life cycles, this can be an unjustified oversimplification, as every step of the life cycle can contribute to the overall reproductive success in a specific way. In particular, this applies to microbes that spe...
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Microbiota–host associations are ubiquitous in nature. They are often studied using a host-centered view, while microbes are assumed to have coevolved with hosts or colonize hosts as nonadapted entities. Both assumptions are often incorrect. Instead, many host-associated microbes are adapted to a biphasic life cycle in which they alternate between...
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The concept of fitness is often reduced to a single component, such as the replication rate in a given habitat. For species with complex life cycles, this can be an unjustified oversimplification, as every step of the life cycle can contribute to reproductive success in a specific way. In particular, this applies to microbes that spend part of thei...
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Bacteria are excellent model organisms to study mechanisms of social evolution. The production of public goods, e.g., toxin release by cell lysis in clonal bacterial populations, is a frequently studied example of cooperative behavior. Here, we analyze evolutionary stabilization of toxin release by the enteric pathogen Salmonella . The release of c...
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The microbiota is generally assumed to have a substantial influence on the biology of multicellular organisms. The exact functional contributions of the microbes are often unclear and cannot be inferred easily from 16S rRNA genotyping, which is commonly used for taxonomic characterization of bacterial associates. In order to bridge this knowledge g...
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The microbiome is generally assumed to have a substantial influence on the biology of multicellular organisms. The exact functional contributions of the microbes are often unclear and cannot be inferred easily from 16S rRNA genotyping, which is commonly used for taxonomic characterization of the bacterial associates. In order to bridge this knowled...
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Conventionally, neuronal development is regarded to follow a stereotypic sequence of neurogenesis, migration, and differentiation. We demonstrate that this notion is not a general principle of neuronal development by documenting the timing of mitosis in relation to multiple differentiation events for bipolar cells (BCs) in the zebrafish retina usin...
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Bacteria and phages have traditionally been viewed as 'antagonists'. However, temperate phages can transfer genes, which can broaden their bacterial hosts' metabolic repertoire, confer or enhance virulence, or eliminate competing organisms, and so enhance bacterial fitness. Recent evidence shows that phages can also promote biofilm formation leadin...

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