Microbial Mind Control

Cell Host Microbe. 2020 Aug 12;28(2):147-149. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2020.07.016.


Every animal is in constant communication with populations of microbes. In a recent study, O'Donnell and colleagues (2020) uncover an inter-domain conversation, defining a relationship in which a non-pathogenic microbe directly synthesizes a signal that alters host behavior for a mutually beneficial outcome.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacteria
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome*
  • Neurotransmitter Agents


  • Neurotransmitter Agents