Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Researchers uncover the “body-snatching” tactics of fungi that flourish immediately after wildfires.
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants

Researchers uncover the “body-snatching” tactics of fungi that flourish immediately after wildfires.

Researchers uncover the “body-snatching” tactics of fungi that flourish immediately after wildfires.

endosymbiosis
Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
A newly identified group of viruses may help suppress eukaryotes’ immune response and promote tolerance of endosymbiotic bacteria.
Infographic: Phage Protein Helps <em>E. coli</em> Evade Mouse Immune Cells
Infographic: Phage Protein Helps E. coli Evade Mouse Immune Cells
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Researchers suggest the viruses can help endosymbiotic bacteria get along with their hosts.
Mitochondria’s Bacterial Origins Upended
Mitochondria’s Bacterial Origins Upended
Shawna Williams | Apr 25, 2018
Contrary to some hypotheses, the organelles did not descend from any known lineage of Alphaproteobacteria, researchers find.
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 13, 2017
A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive. 
Image of the Day: Green Eggs 
Image of the Day: Green Eggs 
The Scientist Staff | May 18, 2017
Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) embryos are tinted green by the oxygen-producing algae (Oophila amblystomatis) that grow inside.
Opinion: Life’s X Factor
Opinion: Life’s X Factor
Nick Lane | Aug 4, 2015
Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?
Book Excerpt from <em>One Plus One Equals One</em>
Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One
John Archibald | Nov 30, 2014
In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Nov 30, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Abby Olena | Nov 18, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes