Symposium Kin-Discrimination in Protists just featured on JEUK

This morning, I learned from Avelina Espinosa that our symposium articles on Kin-Discrimination in Protists have been featured on the latest issue of the Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology (May-June 2016). I posted a report about this topic a few weeks ago, when the papers became available online as “early view.” Here are page updates about these publications and a view of the journal cover (i.e. several developmental stages of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum; photo by Usman Bashir):

JEUK-MICRO - COVER - May-June 2016Article I: Paz-y-Miño-C, G. & Espinosa A. 2016. Kin Discrimination in Protists: From Many Cells to Single Cells and Backwards. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 63: 367-377. DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12306.

Article II: Strassmann, J. E. 2016. Kin Discrimination in Dictyostelium Social Amoebae. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 63: 378-383. DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12307.

Article III: Espinosa, A., Paz-y-Miño-C, G., Hackeya, M. & Rutherford, S. 2016. Entamoeba Clone-recognition Experiments: Morphometrics, Aggregative Behavior, and Cell-signaling Characterization. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 63: 384-393. DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12313.

To remind the readers, these articles summarize outcomes of the symposium “Evidence of Taxa-, Clone-, and Kin-discrimination in Protists: Ecological and Evolutionary Implications,” which took place at the VII European Congress of Protistology, organized last summer in partnership with the International Society of Protistologists (ECOP-ISOP 2015), and hosted by the University of Seville, Spain.

The complete report about the three articles is available at Kin Recognition or Kin Discrimination in Single-Celled Organisms – Protists, which appeared on April 4, 2016, and was featured at EvoLiteracy. As suggested in that report, readers might also benefit from exploring the initial paper that inspired the organization of the ECOP-ISOP 2015 symposium:

Espinosa, A. & Paz-y-Miño-C, G. 2014. Evidence of Taxa-, Clone-, and Kin-discrimination in Protists: Ecological and Evolutionary Implications. Evolutionary Ecology DOI 10.1007/s10682-014-9721-z.

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