The Winnowing: Establishing the Squid-Vibrio Symbiosis

Spencer V. Nyholm, Margaret McFall-Ngai, Nature Reviews Microbiology

This Nature Reviews Microbiology article examines the symbiosis between the squid Euprymna scolopes and its luminous bacterial symbiont, Vibrio fischeri. Using image-rich illustrations, it depicts the progression of light-organ colonization as a series of steps and discusses the advent of genomic approaches used to study this model system. A subscription is required to access the full-text version of this article.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Evolution, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biosphere:Evolution, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeyword: bioluminescence