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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 publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2015.12.009

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

25/01/2016

Volume

26

Pages

R66 - R68

Keywords

Biological Evolution, Eukaryota, Phylogeny, Symbiosis