Organismal and cellular interactions in vertebrate–alga symbioses

Yang, H., Genot, B., Duhamel, S., Kerney, R., & Burns, J. A.

Biochemical Society Transactions.

Dr. Duhamel with lead author Hui Yang, MCB Postdoc, explored where algae have taken hold in vertebrate fur, on vertebrate surfaces, in vertebrate tissues, and within vertebrate cells. They found that algae have myriad partnerships with vertebrate animals, from fishes to mammals, and that relationships can benefit both or only one of the partners. This work may motivate new research in these understudied relationships and prove useful for the development of novel therapeutics.

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Publish Date: 
Sep 29, 2022