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Novel Epibiotic Thiothrix Bacterium on a Marine Amphipod

By David C. Gillan and Nicole Dubilier

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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

Topics: Invertebrate Microbiology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1128/AEM.70.6.3772-3775.2004
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:427760
Provided by: PubMed Central
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