Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Superorganism - Vlog 3

In this video blog, I use the analogy of Superman to describe the Superorganism - a collection of organisms that together gives powers (i.e., fitness) to a single animal or plant. Other similar terms such as Bosch & McFall-Ngai's metaorganism and Rosenbergs' hologenome are pulled together to discuss what it will take to know if these terms are real evolutionary units of Life, real entities that the frontier of Biology must confront. As mentioned previously, I view these vlogs so far as experiments that will only survive or not with your feedback. I look forward to your criticisms or support on the video blogging vs. text blogging and the concepts in the videos. Thanks a bunch, Seth

Related vlog or blog posts:

1. Phylosymbiotic Vlog 1
2. The Large Immune Effect Vlog 2
3. Science of the Superorganism
4. The Story Behind Speciation By Symbiosis

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