Nicole King, University of California, Berkeley, Bacterial regulation of mating and development in the closest living relatives of animals

Friday, December 8, 2017

12:00 pm

Hopkins Marine Station, Boat Works Lecture Hall

Sponsored by:
Hopkins Marine Station

Choanoflagellates are the closest living relatives of animals and provide a simple model system for investigating the mechanisms underlying interactions between bacteria and eukaryotes. Not only do choanoflagellates rely upon bacteria as prey, but we have found that specific environmental bacteria regulate two critical events in the life history of choanoflagellates: the transition to multicellularity and the onset of mating. I will discuss the molecular bases of each of these interactions and their potential implications for understanding the ecology and evolution of choanoflagellates and animals.

When:
Friday, December 8, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where:
Hopkins Marine Station, Boat Works Lecture Hall
Admission:

open to public

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Lecture / Reading Science 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
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