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Relationship between the gut microbiome and behaviour at the molecular, organism, population and evolutionary levels

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Eukaryotes have evolved in the presence of microbial life and so it is unsurprising that microorganisms are functionally integrated with many aspects of animal biology. Research is revealing the numerous ways that the gut microbiome interacts with the host’s central nervous system, influencing brain development, neurochemistry, emotion and social behaviour. This microbiome–gut–brain axis is bidirectional since the behaviour and emotional state of the host can in turn alter microbiome compo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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Author

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Department:
University of Oxford, Dept of Psychiatry
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Supervisor
Department:
University of Oxford, Dept of Experimental Psychology
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Funding agency for:
Johnson, KVA
Grant:
BB/J014427/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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