Exploring Symbiotic Relationships Using Flow Cytometry – Dr Toshiyuki Takahashi, National Institute of Technology in Miyazaki, Japan
Original Article Reference
This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Life Cycle Analysis of Endosymbiotic Algae in an Endosymbiotic Situation with Paramecium bursaria Using Capillary Flow Cytometry’ from Energies. https://doi.org/10.3390/en10091413
About this episode
Symbiosis is the interaction between two species that offers benefits to one or both of the organisms involved. One important type of symbiosis that has been instrumental in advancing evolution is endosymbiosis, where one of the organisms lives inside the other. Endosymbiosis has typically been studied using microscopy, but Dr Toshiyuki Takahashi from the National Institute of Technology in Miyazaki, Japan, proposes that a technique called flow cytometry can offer more detailed insights into endosymbiotic relationships and advance our understanding of these important associations.
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