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symbiont

 [sim´bi-ont, sim´be-ont]
an organism or species living in a state of symbiosis.

sym·bi·on

, symbiont (sim'bē-on, -ont),
An organism associated with another in symbiosis.
Synonym(s): mutualist, symbiote
[G. symbion, neut. of symbiōs, living together]

symbiont

/sym·bi·ont/ (sim´bi-ont) (sim´be-ont) an organism living in a state of symbiosis.

symbiont

(sĭm′bē-ŏnt′, -bī-)
n.
An organism in a symbiotic relationship. Also called symbiote.

sym′bi·on′tic adj.

sym·bi·on

, symbiont (sim'bē-on, -ont)
An organism associated with another in symbiosis.
Synonym(s): mutualist, symbiote.
[G. symbion, neut. of symbiōs, living together]

symbiont

an organism living in a state of SYMBIOSIS with another.

sym·bi·on

, symbiont (sim'bē-on, -ont)
Organism associated with another in symbiosis.
[G. symbion, neut. of symbiōs, living together]

symbiont

an organism or species living in a state of symbiosis.
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Despite a reputation as fierce predators on animals captured in their foraging raids, many species of army ants support a rich assemblage of symbionts that are invertebrates and vertebrates (Holldobler and Wilson, 1990).
The latter role is specific to the symbiotic nature of ECMs, in that the fungi associated with the fine roots can sometimes acquire C from the soil through enzymatic breakdown of organic matter especially during winter months when supplies of photosynthates from host plant are low or unavailable as well as from the tree photosynthates at a rate determined by fungal symbiont.
To account for a possible acclimation or adaptation of corals to thermal stress, like shifts to symbiont algae with a higher thermal tolerance, rather optimistic assumptions have been included in the study.
Patellamide A and C biosynthesis by a microcin-like pathway in Prochloron didemni, the cyanobacterial symbiont of Lissoclinum patella.
2003; Huff and Ross, 1975), and chloroplast maturation (Stetler and Laetsch, 1965), and they are involved in a wide range of responses to abiotic and biotic stimuli, including light responses, drought resistance, ion uptake, pathogen defense and symbiont interaction (Werner and Schmulling, 2009).
Ultra structural aspects of symbiont relationships in Gentiana lutea L.
We reported some time ago that repair of damage to the photosynthetic apparatus is impaired at elevated temperatures, so preventing photodamage in the symbiont should confer thermal tolerance to the corals" In the past decade, scientists have identified symbiont algae in clades from A through H, differing in their genetic and physiological characteristics.