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