Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
Sex, Bugs & Rock 'n Roll in the World of Host-Parasite Interactions
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kara Cromwell. Let's look at an ecological drama that unfolds beneath the surface of bubbling Rocky Mountain streams. Mayflies are abundant, common aquatic insects that may serve as keystone species, but they are vulnerable to a parasitic nematode worm that changes their sex lives, and probably more. We are asking what causes epidemics and whether being parasitized affects how mayflies get along with their other archenemy, the wiley trout. Live videostream at biotech.wisc.edu/webcams.