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Carotenoid producing bacteria in the accessory nidamental glands of Sepia officinalis L.
Van den Branden, C.; Gillis, M.; Richard, A. (1980). Carotenoid producing bacteria in the accessory nidamental glands of Sepia officinalis L. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. (B Biochem. Mol. Biol.) 66B: 331-334
In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Pergamon: Oxford. ISSN 1096-4959, more
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  • Van den Branden, C.; Gillis, M.; Richard, A. (1980). Carotenoid producing bacteria in the accessory nidamental glands of Sepia officinalis L., in: (1980). IZWO Coll. Rep. 10(1980). IZWO Collected Reprints, 10: pp. chapter 13, more

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Keywords
    Sepia officinalis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Van den Branden, C.
  • Gillis, M., more
  • Richard, A.

Abstract
    1. The accessory nidamental glands of the cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis L. show an intensive orange-red coloration in mature females. This colour is due to carotenoid pigments which occur in symbiotic bacteria.
    2. Six different pigmented strains of bacteria were isolated.
    3. The main pigment in five of these strains is beta-carotene.
    4. The main pigment in the sixth strain is the keto carotenoid, adonixanthin.

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