Becoming Invisible in the Ocean: The Story of a Hawaiian Squid at Harvard Musuem of Natural History

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 6:00pm

Until recently, biologists considered bacteria to be pathogens that negatively affected the health of humans and other animals. Over the last decade, however, scientists have discovered
that most animals live with bacteria in mutually beneficial relationships. Using the Hawaiian bobtail squid and its bioluminescent bacterial partner as a model, Margaret McFall- Ngai will address how animals select their bacteria—sometimes thousands of species—and how they maintain “diplomatic relations” with these microbial organisms.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series       

Free and open to the public.
Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage

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Harvard Museum of Natural History
24 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138