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Lice and their bacterial sidekicks have evolved together to parasitize mammals - Outbreak News Today

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A Florida Museum of Natural History study provides new insights into the complex, shared history between blood-sucking lice and the vitamin-producing bacterial sidekicks that enable them to parasitize mammals, including primates and humans. Lice depend on bacteria to supply essential vitamins missing from blood, their only food source. These bacterial partners live in specialized cells …
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