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第5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。

狩りバチや甲虫における微生物防衛共生の研究で知られるMax Planck Institute for Chemical EcologyのProf. Martin Kaltenpothにご講演いただきました。

Abstract:Symbiotic associations with microbes are important driving forces of evolutionary innovation. The hyperdiverse insect order Coleoptera, the beetles, are associated with an astounding diversity of symbionts that provide a wide range of functional benefits to their hosts. Highlighting a few selected beetle-microbe associations, I will report on novel findings of symbiont-provided antibiotic defense, microbe-enabled digestion of plant material, and symbiont-mediated adaptation to the abiotic environment. These examples are intended to show the impact of symbionts on niche expansion and diversification in beetles, but also provide insights into life-style switches from parasitism to mutualism in bacteria as well as the process of extreme genome reduction beyond the well-known intracellular symbioses.

Prof. Kaltenpoth's website:
http://www.ice.mpg.de/ext/index.php?id=insect-symbiosis#header_logo

ERATO Evolving Symbiosis Project International Seminar Series #05
第5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/