Journal article

Phylogenetic diversity of epibiotic bacteria in the accessory nidamental glands of squids (Cephalopoda : Loliginidae and Idiosepiidae)

D Pichon, V Gaia, MD Norman, R Boucher-Rodoni

Marine Biology | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2005


Bacterial communities were identified from the accessory nidamental glands (ANGs) of European and Western Pacific squids of the families Loliginidae and Idiosepiidae, as also in the egg capsules, embryo and yolk of two loliginid squid species, and in the entire egg of one idiosepiid squid species. The results of phylogenetic analyses of 16S RNA gene (rDNA) confirmed that several phylotypes of α-proteobacteria, γ-proteobacteria and Cytophaga-Flavobacteria-Bacteroides phylum were present as potential symbiotic associations within the ANGs. Several identified clones were related to reference strains, while others had no known close relatives. Gram positive strains were rare in loliginid squids...

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