When your partner moves in
Many life forms live in partnership with other organisms. The cooperative relationship is called symbiosis. Sometimes, one of the cooperating creatures lives inside of the other, even inside the cells. When one creature lives inside of another one that it cooperates with, it is called endosymbiosis. Today, we take a look at a few examples.
Here’s a review of endosymbiosis, with many examples.
Here’s a couple of articles about Salamanders and algae—the only known vertebrate case of endosymbiosis where the symbionts live within the vertebrate cells.
Here are a couple of academic papers on the recently discovered cellular symbiosis between salamanders and algae.