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Complexity in Mutualisms: Indirect Interactions With Multiple Parties
Ant-plants provide ants with rewards such as housing and food in exchange for protection from herbivores. These protection mutualisms are complex webs of both direct interactions, such as ants feeding on host plant extrafloral ...
Mode and Fidelity of Bacterial Symbiont Transmission and Its Impact on Symbiont Genome Evolution
Mutualistic symbioses have enabled the colonization of novel habitats and niches in a large array of eukaryotic and bacterial taxa. Reliable mechanisms of symbiont transmission between host generations are necessary to ...
The Genetics of Life History Traits in the Fungus Neurospora crassa
The study of life histories is fundamental to understanding why some organisms live for a very short time while others live for a long time, why some produce thousands of offspring while others produce one, or why some ...
Disentangling the Coevolutionary Histories of Animal Gut Microbiomes
Animals associate with microbes in complex interactions with profound fitness consequences. These interactions play an enormous role in the evolution of both partners, and recent advances in sequencing technology have ...
Abiotic Influences on Free-Living Microbial Communities in Hydrothermal Vent Ecosystems
Hydrothermal vent ecosystems are defined by steep thermal and chemical gradients. Chemosynthetic microorganisms are the primary producers in these systems, utilizing the available chemical energy to support substantial ...
Convergent Interactions Among Pitcher Plant Microcosms in North America and Southeast Asia
Ecosystems are composed of diverse suites of organisms whose interactions are mediated by both the biotic and abiotic constraints of their environments. The complexity of ecosystems makes them both resilient and difficult ...