SYMBIOSIS

Symbiotic magnetic motility

Microscopy and genomic analyses reveal an intriguing symbiosis between eukaryotic protists and Deltaproteobacteria in anoxic marine sediments that involves division of labour and interspecies hydrogen transfer, and enables collective magnetotactic motility by the consortium.

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Fig. 1: Schematic of potential exchanges between anaerobic heterotrophic flagellate protists and sulfate-reducing MEB.

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