Renata Boucher-Rodoni

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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)
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)
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)
Bacterial communities were identified from the accessory nidamental glands (ANGs) of European and Western Pacific squids of the families Loliginidae and Idiosepiidae, as also in the egg capsules, embryo and yolk of two loliginid squid species, and in the entire egg of one idiosepiid squid species. The results of phylogenetic analyses of 16S RNA gene (rDNA)(More)
The aim of the present study was to identify and characterize bacteria producing antimicrobial compounds in the excretory organs of Nautilus pompilius. Culture-dependent and culture-independent complementary approaches were used for bacterial identification such as: culture on selective media, Gram staining, CARD-FISH, direct DNA extraction from host(More)
Oxygen consumption and dissolved nitrogen fluxes at the water-sediment interface of an oyster-bed were measured in situ using transparent enclosures inserted on undisturbed sediment. Experiments were performed in summer, under dark and light conditions, with various densities of the oyster Crassostrea gigas (0–150 animals m − 2). The influence of oyster(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)