Hendry lab postdoc Dr. Lydia Baker collaborated with artist Gideon Gerlt (gideongerlt.com) to produce this lovely comic explaining our recent research on the luminous symbionts of deep-sea anglerfish.
There aren't many luminous symbionts of anglerfish, we've only found two species so far. One is shared by very diverse fish and the other has a specific relationship with one host species. New work by Hendry lab postdoc Lydia Baker is out in eLife.
The newest Hendry lab paper is out in Current Biology. We show how pea aphids can see fluorescence produced by virulent bacteria, and avoid feeding when those bacteria are present, lowering their risk of infection. It's pretty crazy!
Check out our newest paper on genome degeneration in the luminous bacterial symbionts of deep-sea anglerfishes! Extracellular, possibly environmentally acquired, symbionts with small genomes and the highest rate of transposon proliferation we've found in the literature! Plus, they're crazy weird.
Photo credit: Danté Fenolio
Check out our new paper, coauthored with former undergraduate Kelley Clark, looking at infectivity of P. syringae in aphids and aphid reproduction.