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Exclusive networks in the sea

The identification of an exchange of nutrients and signalling molecules between a planktonic alga and a bacterium demonstrates that targeted mutualistic interactions occur across domains of life in the oceans. See Letter p.98

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Figure 1: Coordinated exchanges between a widespread marine alga and a bacterium.

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Limardo, A., Worden, A. Exclusive networks in the sea. Nature 522, 36–37 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14530

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