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Assigning function to symbionts

The development of tools to accelerate identification of causal microorganisms is crucial, and advances in microbial culture, bioinformatics and animal experimentation are currently driving these discoveries.

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Fig. 1: Examples of available approaches to identify functional symbionts.

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Stappenbeck, T.S. Assigning function to symbionts. Nat Microbiol 3, 6–7 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-017-0088-0

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