Evolution: Welcome to Symbiont Prison

E.T. Kiers, S.A. West

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Can egalitarian partnerships exist in nature? A new study demonstrates how protist hosts use and abuse their algal symbionts depending on their needs. While this relationship allows protists to survive in low nutrient conditions, it leaves little room for algal retaliation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R66-R68
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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