Evolutionary Relationships of “ Candidatus Endobugula” Bacterial Symbionts and Their Bugula Bryozoan Hosts


Citation
Lim-Fong et al. (2008). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74 (11)
Names
Ca. Endobugula
Subjects
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Biotechnology Ecology Food Science
Abstract
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.
Authors
Publication date
2008-06-01
DOI
10.1128/aem.02798-07