The first course in Marine Microbial Symbiosis took place at the Institute of Marine Biology in Piran, Slovenia in July 2016. Supported by the teachers Monika Bright and Silvia Bulgheresi, the tutor Lukas Schuster and the PhD students Gabriela Paredes and Salvador Espada Hinojosa, the eleven students of the course investigate four different symbioses: the anemone Anemonia viridis and its photoautotrophic microalgae, the shipworm Teredo navalis and its nitrogen-fixing bacteria, a newly discovered stilbonematinae roundworm Eubostrichus sp. and its chemoautotrophic ectosymbionts, and the clam Loripes lacteus and its chemoautotrophic endosymbionts.


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