Corpus ID: 83266550

The chloroplast-animal association in four Iberian Sacoglossan Opisthobranchs: Elysia timida, Elysia translucens, Thuridilla hopei and Bosellia mimetica

@article{Atucha1989TheCA,
  title={The chloroplast-animal association in four Iberian Sacoglossan Opisthobranchs: Elysia timida, Elysia translucens, Thuridilla hopei and Bosellia mimetica},
  author={Arnaldo Aitor Mar{\'i}n Atucha and J. Aragon{\'e}s},
  journal={Scientia Marina},
  year={1989},
  volume={53},
  pages={429-440}
}
  • Arnaldo Aitor Marín Atucha, J. Aragonés
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Scientia Marina
  • The Opisthobranch Molluscs Elysia timida, E. translucens, Thuridilla hopei and Bosellia mimetica feed suctorially on the algae Acetabularia acetabulum, Udotea petiolata, Cladophora vagabunda and Halimeda tuna, respectively. The animals retain tunctional chloroplasts from their food. Symbiotic retention of functional algal chloroplasts in these Sacoglossan species is proved by electron micrography of the digestive gland, and the activity of the organelles by means of incubations with NaH14CO3 in… CONTINUE READING
    38 Citations
    Chemical defenses in Sacoglossan Opisthobranchs: Taxonomic trends and evolutionary implications
    • 51
    • PDF
    Functional chloroplasts in metazoan cells - a unique evolutionary strategy in animal life
    • 120
    • PDF