What’s the nature of symbiosis?

PROJECT

ERATO Evolving Symbiosis Project aims at bringing about breakthroughs in our understanding of symbiosis, by making use of our novel insect-E. coli and mammal-E. coli experimental symbiotic systems, and also by applying the recent genome engineering technologies, thereby focusing on the diversity and commonality of the symbiotic mechanisms encompassing invertebrates and vertebrates.

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MESSAGE

Here we are aiming at achieving an ultimate form of understanding of the evolution of symbiosis by experimentally establishing symbiotic associations between the model bacterium, E. coli, and invertebrate and vertebrate model animals, insects and mice, thereby observing, describing and analyzing the processes and mechanisms of the real-time symbiotic evolution in detail.

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RESEARCH GROUPS

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NEWS

News list

ERATO Evolving Symbiosis Project International Seminar Series #02.
Dr. Mikhail Tikhonov (Washington Univ. St Louis, USA)
"Phenotypic plasticity across timescales: physiology, ecology and evolution"

ERATO Evolving Symbiosis Project International Seminar Series #01.
Dr. Chih-Horng Kuo (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
"Evolutionary and Functional Genomics of Symbiotic Bacteria"