Acquisition of a Novel Sulfur-Oxidizing Symbiont in the Gutless Marine Worm Inanidrilus exumae.

Bergin C, Wentrup C, Brewig N, Blazejak A, Erséus C, Giere O, Schmid M, De Wit P, Dubilier N

Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 84 (7) - [2018-04-01; online 2018-03-19]

Gutless phallodrilines are marine annelid worms without a mouth or gut, which live in an obligate association with multiple bacterial endosymbionts that supply them with nutrition. In this study, we discovered an unusual symbiont community in the gutless phallodriline

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PubMed 29330187

DOI 10.1128/AEM.02267-17

Crossref 10.1128/AEM.02267-17

AEM.02267-17

pmc PMC5861843