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Variability of the mitochondrial control region in populations of the harbour porpoise, Phocoena, on interoceanic and regional scales
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A portion of the mitochondrial DNA control region was amplified and sequenced to characterize the amount of genetic variation within harbour porpoise populations in the Northeast Pacific, North Atlantic, and Black Sea and the utility of the control region to discriminate among putative populations along the west coast of North America was investigated.
Patellamide A and C biosynthesis by a microcin-like pathway in Prochloron didemni, the cyanobacterial symbiont of Lissoclinum patella.
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The full sequencing and functional expression of a marine natural-product pathway from an obligate symbiont is presented, and a related cluster was identified in Trichodesmium erythraeum IMS101, an important bloom-forming cyanobacterium.
Phylogenetic analysis of the South American electric fishes (order Gymnotiformes) and the evolution of their electrogenic system: a synthesis based on morphology, electrophysiology, and mitochondrial
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By combining molecular, morphological, and physiological information, a new hypothesis is proposed for the phylogeny of this group and a new family Eigenmanniidae n.
Evidence for the Biosynthesis of Bryostatins by the Bacterial Symbiont “Candidatus Endobugula sertula” of the BryozoanBugula neritina
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This study demonstrates that it may be possible to clone bryostatin genes from B. neritina directly and use these to produce brystatins in heterologous host bacteria.
Identification of sibling species of the bryozoan Bugula neritina that produce different anticancer bryostatins and harbor distinct strains of the bacterial symbiont "Candidatus Endobugula sertula".
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Gene sequences from an Atlantic sample matched sequences from the California chemotype M colonies, suggesting that this type may be cosmopolitan due to transport on boat hulls, and indicates that the chemotypes represent different species.
Natural combinatorial peptide libraries in cyanobacterial symbionts of marine ascidians
A large family of cytotoxic cyclic peptides exemplified by the patellamides has been isolated from ascidians harboring the obligate cyanobacterial symbionts Prochloron spp.1,2,3,4,5. Genome sequence
Self-assembling amphiphilic siderophores from marine bacteria.
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Two families of siderophores were isolated from strains belonging to two different genera of marine bacteria, suggesting that unique iron acquisition mechanisms may have evolved in marine bacteria.
Light organ symbioses in fishes.
  • M. Haygood
  • Biology, Medicine
    Critical reviews in microbiology
  • 1993
TLDR
This article summarizes what is currently known about relationships between light organ symbionts and their hosts, including characteristics of light organ environments, physiology of light organs Symbiotic luminous bacteria housed in elaborate light organs, and the evolution of lightorgan symbiont and their associations.
Phylogenetic relationships among the true porpoises (Cetacea:Phocoenidae).
Portions of the cytochrome b gene and control region of the mitochondrial DNA molecule were sequenced to investigate systematic relationships among the six extant species of true porpoises, (Cetacea:
Identification of the putative bryostatin polyketide synthase gene cluster from "Candidatus Endobugula sertula", the uncultivated microbial symbiont of the marine bryozoan Bugula neritina.
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As "E. sertula" is to date uncultured, heterologous expression of this biosynthetic gene cluster has the potential of producing the bioactive bryostatins in large enough quantities for development into a pharmaceutical.
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