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Vibrio fischeri belongs to the Vibrionaceae, a large family of marine gamma-proteobacteria that includes several dozen species known to engage in a diversity of beneficial or pathogenic interactions with animal tissue. Among the small number of pathogenic Vibrio species that cause human diseases are Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, and Vibrio(More)
Bioluminescence by the squid Euprymna scolopes requires colonization of its light organ by the symbiotic luminous bacterium Vibrio fischeri. Investigation of the genetic determinants underlying bacterial symbiotic competence in this system has necessitated the continuing establishment and application of molecular genetic techniques in V. fischeri. We(More)
In his ‘Die Erscheinung der Symbiose’ (1879), Heinrich Anton De Bary, professor of Botany and the founder of modern mycology, coined the word symbiosis (from the Greek ‘living together’) to describe species which live in close association for long periods. His work was mostly focused on associations from the plant kingdom, like those involving Azolla and(More)
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