Bacterial Symbionts Induce Host Organ Morphogenesis During Early Postembryonic Development of the Squid Euprymna scolopes

M.K. Montgomery, M. McFall-Ngai, Development

This journal abstract discusses the mutualistic association between the squid Euprymna scolopes and the bacterium Vibrio fischeri, an emerging experimental system for the study of the influence of bacteria on animal development. It specifically highlights the ability of the bacteria to induce organ morphogenesis during early embryonic development in its host. A link to the full 11-page article is available in PDF-format and requires a subscription.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Ecology