Even microbial marriages are more than they seem

I wrote a guest post for the American Society of Microbiology blog Small Things Considered. Click the link to read more about the intimate relationship between a hardworking photosynthesizer and its motile heterotrophic partner. What do these two species see in one another? Has a metabolically lazy flagellate found biochemical sugar daddies? Have green sulfur bacteria engineered a way to steer a motile bacterium to their favorite places? Don’t be so quick to judge… the answers will surprise you.

How do they make it work? Genomic Revelations on a Microbial Consortium in Small Things Considered

Johnna

Original journal article: http://genomebiology.com/2013/14/11/R127

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