epibiont


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epibiont

(ĕp′ə-bī′ŏnt′)
n.
An organism that is attached to and lives on the surface of another organism.
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Therefore, these animals must in some way prevent epibiont growth and attachment.
Previous studies have discussed the negative effects of epibiont algae on crustacean hosts: their increasing sinking rate, the possible interference with their feeding rate and their diminished capacity to escape from predators (Kiorboe et al.
Epibiont and mangrove tissue samples from these trees were collected in the same way as those on which Tedania and Haliclona were growing.
Sin embargo, en general, los estudios sobre poliquetos epibiontes de moluscos son escasos.
Aerobic respiration of the epibiont results in beneficial localized removal of [O.sub.2] and perhaps C[O.sub.2] recycling, which in turn leads to higher photosynthetic growth and [N.sub.2]-fixing potential for the Anabaena (7, 9).
Growth rates (rate of change in number of epibiont zooids) were calculated using the following formula: ln ( [N.sub.t]) = ln( [N.sub.0]) + rt, where, [N.sub.t] is the number of zooids at time t; [N.sub.0] is the number of zooids at time 0; t is the period of time in days; and r is the growth rate.
While this does kill epibionts (epibiont is an organism that lives on the surface of another living organism) such as barnacles, a clean turtle is not necessarily a healthy turtle."
The larger Cnemidocarpa pfefferi, with barely discernible siphons, had been taken for another Bathypera splendens, and the smaller was a nondescript epibiont of Pyura discoveryi.
(2006) suggested that the abundance of some epibiont species is explained by the feeding behaviour of some freshwater turtle species.
The effect of burial on shell preservation and epibiont cover in Gulf of Mexico and Bahamas shelf and slope environments after two years: and experimental approach.
Epibiont sea anemones inhabiting the American crocodile Crocodylus acutus.