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第4回共生進化機構国際セミナーをオンライン開催しました。

防衛共生の実験室進化などの仕事で知られるProf. Kayla King (Univ. Oxford, UK) にご講演いただきました。

第4回共生進化機構国際セミナー ポスター

Abstract:Many animal and plant species harbour microbes in their microbiota that protect them from parasite infection. These ‘protective microbes’ can be a significant component of host defence. Using multiple microbial systems (e.g., worms, bacteria, viruses), my group has demonstrated that host-associated microbes can rapidly evolve to defend their animal hosts against infection by virulent parasites. We also show that these protective microbes can drive major changes in host tolerance, parasite virulence and coevolutionary dynamics. Our results indicate that microbes in hosts are important in shaping infection outcomes, now and over evolutionary time.

Prof. King's website:
https://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/people/dr-kayla-king#/

ERATO Evolving Symbiosis Project International Seminar Series #04
第4回共生進化機構国際セミナー
Sponsored by ERATO FUKATSU Evolving Symbiosis Project
主催:ERATO深津共生進化機構プロジェクト
https://www.jst.go.jp/erato/fukatsu/

Co-sponsored by ERATO NOMURA Microbial Community Control Project
共催:ERATO野村集団微生物制御プロジェクト
https://www.jst.go.jp/erato/nomura/

Co-sponsored by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Post-Koch Ecology”
共催:新学術領域研究「ポストコッホ生態」
https://postkoch.jp/about/

Co-sponsored by Microbiology Research Center for Sustainability (MiCS), University of Tsukuba
共催:筑波大学微生物サステイナビリティ研究センター(MiCS)
https://www.mics.tsukuba.ac.jp/

Co-sponsored by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Constrained & Directional Evolution”
共催:新学術領域研究「進化制約方向性」
http://constrained-evo.org/