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syntrophism

[′sin·trə‚fiz·əm]
(biology)
Mutual dependence of cells for nutritional needs, especially between strains of bacteria.
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We aimed to demonstrate its behavior in relation to diaphragm crura and in particular with the median arcuate ligament or intercrural, trying to provide anatomical data on this syntrophy.
The biodegradation of propionate depends on syntrophy between propionate-oxidizing bacteria and hydrogenotrophic methanogenic archaea in methanogenic environments (Worm et al.