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symbiont

 [sim´bi-ont, sim´be-ont]
an organism or species living in a state of symbiosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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symbiont

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

sym′bi·on′tic adj.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

symbiont

an organism living in a state of SYMBIOSIS with another.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

sym·bi·on

, symbiont (sim'bē-on, -ont)
Organism associated with another in symbiosis.
[G. symbion, neut. of symbiōs, living together]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Perlman, "Adaptation via symbiosis: recent spread of a Drosophila defensive symbiont," Science, vol.
These enzymes are secreted by both termites and the symbionts that colonise their gut, and act on the lignocellulose that has been chewed to very small particle sizes by the termite.
If she can become pregnant by Wright or another human symbiont, how will this disrupt the power relationship between humans and Ina?
There is also evidence for the coevolution of host and symbiont. Cluster analysis showed that fatty acid composition of the symbionts were similar within the four Azolla spp.
As discussed below, these characters detailed by the extensive literature on the biochemistry of eukaryotic cells and mitochondria, suggest that the adaptive responses of host and symbiont to each other have been a major selective force in the evolution of eukaryotes.
The key statistical test of interest was the interaction between plant type and bacterial isolate, since a significant interaction implies differential response by plants to an alteration of symbiont genotype.
All other steps comprising the qPCR assay, including the yield and quality of gDNA samples, primer sets for each symbiont studied, plasmid preparation, serial dilutions for generating standard curves, qPCR conditions, and calculation of bacterial copy numbers per insect-equivalent, followed Dossi et al.
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Photorhabdus has been described as bioluminescent and facultative anaerobic insect pathogenic strains that are symbiont of entomopathogenic nematodes of the family Heterorhabditidae (Boemare et al., 1993).
Finally, unlike other teredinid species, which harbor cellulolytic endosymbionts (Waterbury et al., 1983; Distel et al., 1991, 2017), the symbiont community of K polythalamius is composed of sulphur-oxidizing chemoautotrophic bacteria, implying that reduced sulphur compounds, rather than wood, provide the major source of nutritional energy for large sediment-dwelling individuals of this species (Distel et al., 2017).