by Cristian Solari
Riftia pachyptila (+) Endosymbiosis (+) Candidatus Endoriftia persephone
The Bacterial Symbionts of the Giant Tube Worms Are Varied In Shape and Function R. pachyptila has a symbiotic relationship with a number of different autotrophic bacteria. One of the best studied is a gammaproteobacterium called Candidatus Endoriftia persephone.
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