Reef fragments of Sabellaria alveolata Linnaeus, 1767 (Polychaeta, Sabellariidae) were collected at low tide at Champeaux, Mont-Saint-Michel Bay, France (N48[degrees]43'50, W01[degrees]33'05).
alveolata, a full-length sequence of the cDNA coding for each adhesive protein was amplified using primers matching the 5' and 3' untranslated regions (UTR).
Four putative adhesive proteins were identified in Sabel-lana alveolata, namely Sa-1, Sa-2, Sa-3A, and Sa-3B.
Two species have attracted most of the attention in terms of tube building: Sabellaria alveolata and Phrag-matopoma califomica.
alveolata was based on the phylogenetic relationship and morphological similarity of this species with the American species, P.
alveolata could give higher scores, our results suggest that Sa-1, -2, and -3 are homologous to Pc-1, -2, and -3, respectively.
alveolata, these two modified amino acids were highlighted through histochemical and immunohistochemical detection (Vovelle, 1965; Flammang et al.
alveolata could also reflect other characteristics, such as their respective function in the cement (interface vs.
Composante biominerale du ciment du tube chez Sabellaria alveolata (L.