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Corals’ pH Sensor Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 1, 2017
Soluble adenylyl cyclase measures and responds to pH changes in coral cells, but whether it can help the animals withstand ocean acidification is not yet known.
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.
How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps
Shawna Williams | Jul 10, 2017
Ribosome-inactivating proteins from symbiotic bacteria leave their hosts unharmed.
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.
Animal Microbiomes Are Unique and Beneficial to Their Hosts
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 29, 2016
Survey of 24 animal species suggests that each hosts a custom-tailored microbiome.
Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised
Kerry Grens | Jul 25, 2016
The partnering of an alga and a fungus to make lichen may be only two-thirds of the equation.
Fungal Security Force
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
In yew trees, Taxol-producing fungi function as an immune system to ward off pathogens.
Sold on Symbiosis
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2015
A love of the ocean lured Nicole Dubilier into science; gutless sea worms and their nurturing bacterial symbionts keep her at the leading edge of marine microbiology.
Sponging Up Phosphorus
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
Symbiotic bacteria in Caribbean reef sponges store polyphosphate granules, possibly explaining why phosphorous is so scarce in coral reef ecosystems.
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2015
Disease eradication in the 21st century