bacteriocyte


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bacteriocyte

[bak′tir·ē·ə‚sīt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A modified fat cell found in certain insects that contains bacterium-shaped rods believed to be symbiotic bacteria.
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The bacteria are vertically transmitted, usually directly from the bacteriocyte to the cytoplasm of the eggs in the female ovary (Buchner, 1965).
Nakabuchi discusses how mutualism can be revealed by a study of symbiont genomics and bacteriocyte transcriptomics (Chapter 8).
aequizonata show a dense population of bacteria filling most of the bacteriocyte (Fig.
Moreover, it is confined to a second type of bacteriocyte that, notably, is as abundant as Buchnera-filled bacteriocytes in the cedar aphid host (Gomez-Valero et at, 2004).
Bacteria lie on the bacteriocyte surface among simple microvilli, but they are held more loosely than in Adipicola MV (Fig.
The number of bacteriocytes per section per region was counted, and the mean area per bacteriocyte was calculated for each section.
40g, the area of the bacteria expressed as a percentage of the total bacteriocyte area, and the area of the sulfur-vesicles expressed as percentages of the total bacterial and total bacteriocyte areas were calculated.
The data presented here offer a first glimpse into the relationship between metabolite flux, chemoautotrophic activity, and host bacteriocyte gene expression in a chemoautotrophic symbiosis.
Some thyasirids with symbionts have such expanded gill filaments, with a bacteriocyte zone similar to that of some lucinids (Southward, 1986).
The areal dimension and location were chosen because they approximately cover the region of a bacteriocyte that contains symbionts.
Large membrane-bound inclusions, possibly lysosomes or lysosomal residual bodies, also occur in the bacteriocyte cytoplasm [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED].