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Image of the Day
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
Staff | Jul 1, 2015
Meet the digestive tract–lacking oligochaete that has fueled Max Planck researcher Nicole Dubilier’s interest in symbiosis and marine science.
Tracy Vence | Oct 8, 2014
Specialized giant clam cells distribute photosynthetically productive light to symbiotic microalgae in an energy-efficient manner.
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?
Staff | Aug 29, 2014
These comma-shape bacteria (
) cultured from sand produce iron compounds that promote the growth of other bacteria.
The Telltale Tail
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.
Dan Cossins | Oct 1, 2013
Could the fungus-gardening activities of leafcutter ants teach humans how to produce sustainable biofuels?