endosymbiont


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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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Bacteriophage flux in endosymbionts (Wolbachia): infection frequency, lateral transfer, and recombination rates.
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Why wouldn't it be possible for the endosymbiont's evolution to reverse its course and once again begin to multiply its genes?
Some Wolbachia might have gone all the way from endoparasites to endosymbionts.
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Experimentally induced endosymbiont loss and re-acquirement in the hydrothermal vent bivalve Bathymodiolus azoricus.
Baseline information on endosymbiont identification, prevalence, intensity, and geographic distribution are necessary to facilitate management and/or mitigation of potential disease interactions between cultured and natural shellfish stocks.