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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Symbioses with intracellular carbon-fixing bacteria, believed to be dependent on bacteriocyte hemoglobin, have heretofore been described only in clams of the families Solemyidae, Lucinidae, and Vesicomyidae and in a few mussels, Mytilidae, restricted to the genus Bathy-modiolus (4).
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.
The bacteria are intracellular and restricted to one cell type, generically known as the bacteriocyte, which apparently functions exclusively to house and maintain the symbiosis.
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).
Bacteriocyte: host cell containing symbionts (Southward, 1982; Hand, 1987; deBurgh et al., 1989; Gardiner and Jones, 1993).
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.
The gill filaments in these species are expanded abfrontally and have a distinct bacteriocyte zone (Fig.