The recently developed hologenome concept of evolution posits that all plants and animals, Including humans are
holobionts, consisting of a host and diverse symbiotic microorganisms, Termed the microbiome, acting in numerous
ways as a single unit. This article offers an initial consideration of how this concept can add a different perspective to
the understanding of three social issues. (a) Mother`s microbiome influences offspring`s health and social standing.
(b) Cooperation, going hand in hand with competition, occurs at all levels, from cells to organisms to societies. (c)
The microbiome, that can store and express acquired information between generations, is a possible mechanism for
understanding collective memory.
Published Date: 2021-07-23; Received Date: 2021-07-07