FURMAN: Roark et. al. to be published in Symbiosis

INBRE funds awarded through the Faculty Fellows Program helped to support two Furman students, Judith Carlisle and Grant Murphy. A paper written by these two students and co-authored by Dr. Alison M. Roark, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Furman University, has been accepted for publication in the journal Symbiosis.

This paper provides evidence that intracellular algal symbionts facilitate gonadal maturation of their anemone hosts. The mechanism underlying this effect is currently being explored.