Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Nerves control the body’s bacterial community

Using the freshwater polyp Hydra as a model organism, researchers have investigated how the simple nervous system of these animals interacts with the microbiome. They were able to demonstrate, for the first time, that small molecules secreted by nerve cells help to regulate the composition and colonization of specific types of beneficial bacteria along the Hydra's body column.
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