Keeping the clock running: The microbiome as a pivotal timekeeper

Cell Metab. 2021 Aug 3;33(8):1514-1515. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2021.07.014.


Research of animal microbiomes is demonstrating that these host-microbe partnerships are on a profound circadian rhythm. Recently in Cell, Brooks et al. (2021) report that host rhythms drive behaviors of specific microbiome members, which orchestrate a coordination of the innate immune system with the circadian clock.