endosymbiont


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Related to endosymbiont: Endosymbiont theory, Wolbachia, Endosymbiont hypothesis

endosymbiont

(ĕn′dō-sĭm′bē-ŏnt′, -bī-)
n.
An organism living inside another organism in an endosymbiotic relationship.

endosymbiont

, endosymbiote (en″dō-sim′bē″ont″) (en″dō-sim′bē″ōt″) [ endo- + symbiont or symbiote]
An organism that lives inside the body of another, benefiting both organisms. In some cases of endosymbiosis, neither organism would survive without the other.
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Experimentally induced endosymbiont loss and re-acquirement in the hydrothermal vent bivalve Bathymodiolus azoricus.
gov/ircoms), are conducting to characterize the systematics, biology, ecology, and distribution of Dreissena's endosymbionts (Molloy et al.
There was no genetic evidence of other endosymbionts that might cause sex-ratio distortion.
However, it is not clear which endosymbiont actually causes mating incompatibility in the COS colony because this requires generating colonies infected with only Cardinium or Wolbachia.
Volume 3 begins with a dedication to Paul Baumann, a pioneer in the study of bacterial endosymbionts of aphids, written by Nancy Moran.
Also, bleach treatment did not prohibit PCR amplification of host genomic or eubacterial endosymbiont DNA from D.
This sequence was 99% identical (1177/1185 bp) to a 1185-bp homologous region of a partial 16S rRNA gene sequence from the endosymbiont Wolbachia of D.
A closely related gltA sequence was found in GenBank as Rickettsia endosymbiont of Haemaphysalis sulctata.
Using ameba coculture, we grew a Naegleria endosymbiont.
The organism from which DNA sequence of a 16S rRNA gene was isolated was an uncultured bacterial endosymbiont of sheep keds initially called W.
We thank Francis Nano for sharing information regarding the pdpD gene; Cheryl Kuske and Susan Barns for sharing DNA from Francisella-like bacteria in soil; and Nikos Gurfield, Jean Creek, and Heidi Goethert for providing Francisella-like tick endosymbiont DNA samples.