endosymbiosis

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endosymbiosis

[‚en·dō‚sim·bē′ō·səs]
(ecology)
A mutually beneficial relationship in which one organism lives inside the other.
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Effects of different temperature regimes on survival of Diaphorina citri and its endosymbiotic bacterial communities.
The endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia induces resistanc to dengue virus in Aedes aegypti.
According to the endosymbiotic theory, mitochondria originated from aerobic free-living bacteria-like organisms (alpha-proteobacteria).
Incidence of a new sex-ratio-distorting endosymbiotic bacterium among arthropods.
aegypti infected with Wolbachia, which are endosymbiotic bacteria that spread through natural populations and suppress viral transmission by interfering with replication in the mosquito.
Investigating the biodiversity, ecology, and phylogeny of endosymbiotic dinoflagellates in the genus Symbiodinium using the ITS region: In search of a "species" level marker.
Also, in humans, the 16,569 base pairs of endosymbiotic mitochondrial proteins DNA encode for only 37 genes.
(8) With a common origin, endosymbiotic fusion (9) has been possible because the common language of replication and control has been shared in their RNA.
However, ever since a seminal event in the far past--it's hypothesized in the Endosymbiotic Theory that one prokaryotic (non-nucleated, single cellular bacteria) organism engulfed another one and rather than just digesting it, began a productive co-association--there have actually been two (or more) distinct genome partitions in eukaryotic cells.