Negotiations between animals and bacteria: the 'diplomacy' of the squid-vibrio symbiosis.


A shared characteristic among animals is their propensity to form stable, beneficial relationships with prokaryotes. Usually these associations occur in the form of consortia, i.e. a diverse assemblage of bacteria interacting with a single animal host. These complex communities, while common, have been difficult to characterize. The two-partner symbiosis… (More)


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