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November 9, 2022

12:00pm, PST 158 HH and Zoom

Eric Caldera
UCLA, Dept of EEB

" Bacterial Symbiosis: From the Forest to the Reef "

Symbiosis has shaped the diversity of life and drives evolutionary innovation. 

The coevolutionary process between hosts and symbionts is shaped by the specificity of transmission and population structure over geographic space. We will highlight the population-scale tri-partite dynamics among mutualistic fungi, antibiotic-producing mutualistic bacteria and pathogenic fungi that associate with neotropical fungus-farming ants. In addition, we will discuss the spatial structure of marine bacterial symbionts in the Indonesian Coral Triangle. 

Host: Colin Kremer