A peroxidase related to the mammalian antimicrobial protein myeloperoxidase in the Euprymna-Vibrio mutualism

Virginia M. Weis, Andrea L. Small, Margaret J. McFall-Ngai, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

This Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences scholarly article provides evidence for the enhanced production of an enzyme in the symbiotic organ of the squid Euprymna scolopes, which harbors a culture of the luminous bacterium Vibrio fischeri. Data presented suggest that related biochemical mechanisms for the control of bacterial number and growth operate in associations that are as functionally diverse as pathogenesis and mutualism, and as phylogenetically distant as molluscs and mammals. Links to the full-text version of this article may require a subscription.

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