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jsc2021e019402 (8/6/2016) --- Juvenile bobtail squid swimming in seawater just after hatching. The bobtail squid are born without their symbiotic microbes and must acquire them from their environment. Once the baby squid are colonized by the bacteria they gain the ability to glow in the dark and hide from their predators. Understanding of Microgravity on Animal-Microbe Interactions (UMAMI) examines the effects of spaceflight on the molecular and chemical interactions between beneficial microbes and their animal hosts. Image courtesy of Jamie S. Foster.

Image Credit: Jamie S. Foster