This Wikipedia entry describes Vibrio fischeri, a rod-shaped bacterium found globally in marine environments. This bacterium has bioluminescent properties, and is found predominantly in symbiosis with various marine animals, such as the Bobtail squid. The bacterium is a key research organism for examination of microbial fluorescence and bacterial-animal symbiosis. The article includes a scientific classification, list of pseudonyms, and links to related resources.
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Habitats:Marine, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: General Public, Informal, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Health, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biosphere:MicrobiologyKeyword: Euprymna scolopes
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