Funded by:

FWF research project P24565-B22 Thiotrophic ciliate mutualism between Cand. Thiobios zoothamnicoli and Zoothamnium niveum – cooperation goes empirical


To find this symbiosis

Collections for population genetics of Cand. Thiobios zoothamnicoli symbiont


Monika Bright

Nathalie Elisabeth

Salvador Espada Hinojosa

Ingrid Kolar

Jean Marie Volland


There it is! Zoothamnium niveum living on a rotting piece of wood- the colonies are hardly to see under water- but we found them


Back in the lab - ready to be cut off


Have a closer look with the stereomicroscope