The TWiMmers get cozy with symbionts: bacteria that allow a giant shipworm to oxidize sulfur, and algae that live within salamander cells.
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Links for this episode
- ASM Microbe 2017
- Chemoautotrophic symbiosis in giant shipworm (PNAS)
- There’s gold in them hills (TWiM 97)
- Vertebrate-algal symbiosis (eLife)
- Letters read on TWiM 152
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