Phylogenetic characterization and in situ localization of the bacterial symbiont of ship-worms (Teredinidae: Bivalvia) by using /65 rRNA sequence analysis and oligodeoxynucleotide probe hybridization.
Coexistence of multiple proteobacterial endosymbionts in the gills of the wood-boring bivalve Lyrodus pedicellatus (Bivalvia: Teredinidae).
Discovery of chemoautotrophic symbiosis in the giant shipworm Kuphuspolythalamia (Bivalvia: Teredinidae) extends wooden-steps theory.
Extensive variation in intracellular symbiont community composition among members of a single population of the wood-boring bivalve Lyrodus pedicellatus (Bivalvia: Teredinidae).
This capability, which is quite rare among higher animals, has led to the great success of the Teredinidae as colonizers of wood in coastal marine environments.
Although the presence of similar bacteria in the same regions of the gills of the Teredinidae and the Xylophagainae does not demonstrate a common function for the two symbioses, the additional features they have in common - their wood-boring habits and parallel anatomical modifications of the digestive tract - lend support to this hypothesis.
Observations on the structure of the shipworms, Nausitora hedleyi, Teredo furcifera and Teredora pricesae (Bivalvia: Teredinidae).
Natural history, organization and late development of the Teredinidae or shipworms.