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dc.contributor.authorLebata, Ma. Junemie Hazel L.
dc.contributor.authorPrimavera, Jurgenne
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T06:38:26Z
dc.date.available2013-12-18T06:38:26Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationLebata, M. J. H. L., & Primavera, J. H. (2001). Gill structure, anatomy and habitat of Anodontia edentula: Evidence of endosymbiosis. Journal of Shellfish Research, 20(3), 1273–1278.en
dc.identifier.issn0730-8000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10862/1855
dc.description.abstractSurveys and interviews were conducted to determine sources and habitat of Anodontia edentula. Results showed that they inhabit muddy substrate of mangrove areas or the adjacent mudflats, burying at 20-60 cm deep in the mud. They are strategically situated in the sulfide-rich, low-oxygen layer of the substrate but have access to oxygen through their inhalant tube; both sulfide and oxygen are essential for their survival. Study of the clam s gross anatomy revealed thick, fleshy, deep purple to blackish brown gills; reduced digestive structure; and a highly elastic foot capable of extending several times longer than its body length. These observations conform with the anatomy of fellow lucinid clams. Furthermore, scanning electron micrographs showed coccoid or spherical bacteria occupying bacteriocytes in the clam s gills. Intermediate cells separating bacteriocytes observed in other lucinids were also noted in the SEM.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Shellfisheries Associationen
dc.subjectAnodontia edentulaen
dc.titleGill structure, anatomy and habitat of Anodontia edentula: Evidence of endosymbiosisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.citation.volume20
dc.citation.issue3
dc.citation.spage1273
dc.citation.epage1278
dc.citation.journalTitleJournal of Shellfish Researchen
seafdecaqd.library.callnumberVF SJ 0708
seafdecaqd.databank.controlnumber2001-40
dc.subject.asfaanatomyen
dc.subject.asfaburrowing organismsen
dc.subject.asfagillsen
dc.subject.asfahabitatsen
dc.subject.asfamangrove swampsen
dc.subject.asfamuden
dc.subject.asfamud flatsen
dc.subject.asfaoxygenen
dc.subject.asfasediment chemistryen
dc.subject.asfasulphidesen
dc.subject.asfasymbiontsen
dc.subject.asfaultrastructureen
dc.subject.asfaBacteriaen
dc.subject.scientificNameAnodontia edentula
local.subjectAnodontia edentula
local.subjectanatomy
local.subjectbacteria
local.subjectgill
local.subjectendosymbiosis
local.subjecthabitat


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