A novel extracellular gut symbiont in the marine worm Priapulus caudatus (Priapulida) reveals an alphaproteobacterial symbiont clade of the Ecdysozoa

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Kroer, Paul ; Kjeldsen, Kasper Urup ; Nyengaard, Jens Randel ; Schramm, Andreas ; Funch, Peter (2016)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: volume 7 (issn: 1664-302X, eissn: 1664-302X)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4844607, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00539/full, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00539
  • Subject: Priapulus caudatus | Rickettsiales | gut symbiont | Microbiology | microvilli | QR1-502 | Original Research | Ecdysozoa | invertebrate-bacteria symbiosis | Priapulus caudatus.
    mesheuropmc: bacteria

Priapulus caudatus (phylum Priapulida) is a benthic marine predatory worm with a cosmopolitan distribution. In its digestive tract we detected symbiotic bacteria that were consistently present in specimens collected over eight years from three sites at the Swedish west ... View more
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