Late Postembryonic Development of the Symbiotic Light Organ of Euprymna scolopes (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae)

M.K. Montgomery, M.J. McFall-Ngai, The Biological Bulletin

This image-rich Biological Bulletin scholarly article describes the final developmental stage of the symbiotic light organ system of squid host Euprymna scolopes with bacteria Vibrio fischeri. It also describes the period of late postembryonic development when particular tissues of the light organ mature which eventually mediate the functional squid-Vibrio fischeri symbiosis. A link is provided to access the full-text PDF version; a subscription may be required.

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