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Internal storage and production of symbiotic bacteria in the reproductive system of a tropical marine gastropod

Klussmann-Kolb, A. and Brodie, Gilianne D. (1999) Internal storage and production of symbiotic bacteria in the reproductive system of a tropical marine gastropod. Marine Biology, 133 (3). pp. 443-447. ISSN 0025-3162

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    Abstract

    The vestibular gland and egg masses of Dendrodoris nigra (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia: Nudibranchia) were investigated histologically and ultra-structurally. A detailed description of the ultrastructure of the gland and the egg masses is given, and the presence of symbiotic bacteria in the vestibular gland and identical-appearing bacteria in the egg masses is reported for the first time. Hypotheses about the function of these bacteria in the reproductive system of D. nigra are presented.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Author Email: brodie_g@usp.ac.fj
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
    Depositing User: Gilianne Brodie
    Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 12:44
    Last Modified: 22 Oct 2013 12:44
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/6964
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