Expression of genes involved in the uptake of inorganic carbon in the gill of a deep-sea vesicomyid clam harboring intracellular thioautotrophic bacteria.

Abstract

Deep-sea vesicomyid clams, including the genus Phreagena (formerly Calyptogena), harbor thioautotrophic bacterial symbionts in the host symbiosome, which consists of cytoplasmic vacuoles in gill epithelial cells called bacteriocytes. The symbiont requires inorganic carbon (Ci), such as CO2, HCO3(-), and CO3(2-), to synthesize organic compounds, which are… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2016.03.033

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@article{Hongo2016ExpressionOG, title={Expression of genes involved in the uptake of inorganic carbon in the gill of a deep-sea vesicomyid clam harboring intracellular thioautotrophic bacteria.}, author={Yuki Hongo and Tetsuro Ikuta and Yoshihiro Takaki and Shigeru Shimamura and Shuji Shigenobu and Tadashi Maruyama and Takao Yoshida}, journal={Gene}, year={2016}, volume={585 2}, pages={228-40} }