Woodhams lab reviews the Amphibian Mucosome in Theme Issue on Amphibian Immunity


The microbiome interacts with multiple aspects of the amphibian skin landscape.

We review amphibian skin mucus components and describe the adaptive microbiome as a novel process of disease resilience where competitive microbial interactions couple with host immune responses to select for functions beneficial to the host.

Woodhams DC, McCartney J, Walke JB, Whetstone R. 2023. The Adaptive Microbiome Hypothesis and Immune Interactions in Amphibian Mucus. Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 145:104690.

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Douglas C. Woodhams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UMass Boston | Department of Biology
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Boston, Massachusetts 02125
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