Renata Boucher-Rodoni

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The concentrations of 16 trace elements were investigated and compared for the first time in the digestive and excreting tissues of two Nautilus species (Cephalopoda: Nautiloidea) from two geologically contrasted areas: (1) N. macromphalus from New Caledonia, a region characterized by its richness in nickel ores and its lack of tectonic activities and (2)(More)
Symbiosis is an important driving force in metazoan evolution and the study of ancient lineages can provide an insight into the influence of symbiotic associations on morphological and physiological adaptations. In the 'living fossil' Nautilus, bacterial associations are found in the highly specialized pericardial appendage. This organ is responsible for(More)
Sequences of partial mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase III gene (533 bp) were obtained for 17 species of cephalopods, 14 decapods, 2 octopods, and 1 vampyromorph. This study aimed to: (1) compare partial COII and COIII amino acid sequences of three species of cephalopods with other invertebrates in terms of base composition and phylogenetic relationships.(More)
Various systematic and phylogenetic relationships have been proposed for extent decapod Cephalopods, based mainly on morphology and on the rare paleontological remains. Nucleotide sequence data from the 3' end of 16S rDNA gene were used as an alternative approach to morphology; this gene portion having proved to be appropriate to test divergences in other(More)
Nautiloids, the externally shelled cephalopods of Cambrian origin, are the most ancient lineage among extant cephalopods. Their ancestral characters are explored based on morphological and molecular data (18S rDNA sequence) to investigate the evolution of present cephalopod lineages. Among molluscs, nautilus 18S rDNA gene is the longest reported so far, due(More)
Nautilus is one of the most intriguing of all sea creatures, sharing morphological similarities with the extinct forms of coiled cephalopods that evolved since the Cambrian (542-488 mya). Further, bacterial symbioses found in their excretory organ are of particular interest as they provide a great opportunity to investigate the influence of host-microbe(More)
The importance of short-term fluctuations in nutrients and primary amines over oyster beds during spring and neap tidal cycles was analysed. The range of the variations recorded over 24 h is of the same order of magnitude as that observed over an annual cycle. Multivariate analysis, taking into account all available parameters concerning the tidal cycles,(More)
Trawl surveys off Western Australia and seamounts south of New Caledonia at depths between 375 and 545 m have yielded two species of a previously unknown genus of benthic octopus (Family: Octopodidae). Histoctopus n. gen. is described here and contains two new species, Histoctopus discus and Histoctopus zipkasae n. spp. The most distinctive morphological(More)
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