High taurine levels in the Solemya velum symbiosis.

  title={High taurine levels in the Solemya velum symbiosis.},
  author={Noellette M. Conway and J E McDowell Capuzzo},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B, Comparative biochemistry},
  volume={102 1},
1. To compare biochemical differences between bivalves with and without endosymbiotic chemoautotrophic bacteria, specimens of Solemya velum, a bivalve species known to contain bacterial endosymbionts, and the symbiont-free soft-shelled clam Mya arenaria, were collected from the same subtidal reducing sediments during October and November 1988. 2. Total and free amino acid compositions were determined for both species. Protein-bound amino acids were calculated as the difference between total and… CONTINUE READING