Biological Sciences 337 - Symbiotic Interactions

Symbiotic Interactions

Jason Andras

TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM

Mount Holyoke College
Clapp Laboratory 218
From mutualism to parasitism, symbiotic interactions are a universal feature of life. In this seminar we will study the mechanisms underlying symbiotic interactions and consider their significance for the ecology and evolution of organisms. Through foundational texts and current scientific literature, we will explore some of the most spectacular and important examples of contemporary symbioses - from infectious diseases to coral reefs, to infectious diseases, to the vast communities of microbes that live on and in our bodies - and we will learn how symbiosis is responsible for major milestones in the history of life, such as the origin of the eukaryotic cell, the emergence of land plants, and the evolution of sex.

Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors; Prereq: BIOL-223 or BIOL-226.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.