Evolutionary relationships of "Candidatus endobugula" bacterial symbionts and their Bugula bryozoan hosts

Grace E. Lim-Fong, Lindsay A. Regali, Margo G. Haygood

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Abstract

Ribosomal gene sequences were obtained from bryozoans in the genus Bugula and their bacterial symbionts; analyses of host and symbiont phylogenetic trees did not support a history of strict cospeciation. Symbiont-derived compounds known to defend host larvae from predation were only detected in two out of four symbiotic Bugula species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3605-3609
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Volume74
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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