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Editor-in-Chief: David Richardson

ISSN: 0334-5114 (print version)
ISSN: 1878-7665 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13199

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David H.S. Richardson (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

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Suzanne Trauffer (Reigelssville, PA, USA)

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James F. White, New Brunswick, NJ, USA; Endophytic microbes, plant-microbe symbioses, fungal biology, microbial community regulation

Editorial Board

O. Roger Anderson, New York, NY, USA; Symbiosis involving protoza
Pedro M. Antunes, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada; Biological invasions; community ecology of mycorrhizal fungi
Daniele Armaleo, Durham, NC, USA; Molecular biology of the lichen symbiosis
Dulal Borthakur, Honolulu, HI, USA; Legume-Rhizobium symbiosis and plant-microbe interactions
Susana Castro-Sowinski, Montevideo, Uruguay; Microbe-plant communication
Pierre-Emmanuel Courty, Dijon, France; Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis: nutrition and diversity
Simon Davy, Wellington, New Zealand; Cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis
Sébastien Duperron, Paris, France; Marine chemosynthetic symbioses, animal/bacteria interactions, evolution
Maren L. Friesen, Pullman, USA; Nitrogen fixation
Fernando González-Andrés
, León, Spain; Agronomy of biofertilisers
Harald Gruber-Vodicka, Bremen, Germany; Marine chemosynthetic symbiosis
Abdelaziz Heddi, Villeurbanne, France; Insect-intracellular symbiosis
Euan James, Dundee, Scotland; Nitrogen fixation by legumes and non-legumes
Gavin Kernaghan, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Ectomycorrhizae and root endophytes
Yoshitomo Kikuchi, Sapporo, Japan; Insect endosymbiosis
Todd LaJeunesse, University Park, PA,USA; Corals
Silvana Munzi, Lisboa, Portugal; Applied ecology, biomonitoring, environmental stress response, lichenology, nitrogen
Bruce Osborne, Dublin, Ireland; Cyanobacterial symbioses with plants
Katharina Pawlowski, Stockholm, Sweden; Nitrogen-fixing root nodule symbioses
Sidney K. Pierce, Tampa, FL, USA; Algal/animal symbioses
Gyaneshwar Prasad, Milwaukee, WI, USA; Symbiosis and antagonism in soil organisms
Russell J. Rodriguez, Seattle, WA, USA; Host stress tolerance, climate change, and invasive species
Piotr Rozpądek, Krakow, Poland; Plant-endophyte interactions
Michael J. Sadowsky, St. Paul, MN, USA; Plant microbe interactions, Rhizobium
Mark R.D. Seaward, Bradford, UK; Lichens and leaf yeasts
Marc-Andre Selosse, Paris, France & Gdansk, Poland; Orchids, mycorrhizae
Louis S. Tisa, Durham, NH, USA; Microbe-nematode and plant-microbe interactions
Margalith Galun, Tel Aviv, Israel (Founding Editor-in Chief)
Miriam Balaban, Rehovot, Israel (Founding Publisher)


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    Symbiosis publishes results of original research contributing to the understanding of symbiotic interactions at the molecular, cellular and organismic levels. Symbiosis aims to introduce new or unknown symbioses for research in symbiology and intends to provide a central information point for this intriguing subfield to enhance interaction among researchers in its various sectors. Topics of particular interest are: Nutritional interactions, mutual regulatory and morphogenic effects, structural coadaptations, interspecific recognition and specificity, ecological adaptations, evolutionary consequences of symbiosis, culture and other specific methods used for symbiotic research. Symbiosis publishes articles which are accounts of original studies, review articles, book reviews, meeting reports and a calendar of events.

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