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Novel epibiotic Thiothrix bacterium on a marine amphipod
Gillan, D.C.; Dubilier, N. (2004). Novel epibiotic Thiothrix bacterium on a marine amphipod. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70(6): 3772-3775. dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.70.6.3772-3775.2004
In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology. American Society for Microbiology: Washington. ISSN 0099-2240, more
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    Marine

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  • Gillan, D.C., more
  • Dubilier, N.

Abstract
    Comparative analysis of the 16S rRNA gene and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) was used to identify epibiotic filamentous bacteria living on the marine amphipod crustacean Urothoe poseidonis. The epibionts belong to the gamma proteobacteria and represent a novel marine phylotype within the genus Thiothrix. FISH and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis revealed that the Thiothrix filaments are present on the majority of the amphipods examined.

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