A rod-like bacterium is responsible for high molybdenum concentrations in the tropical sponge Halichondria phakellioides

Constanza Buccella, Belinda Alvarez de Glasby, Karen Gibb, Anna Padovan

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    The tropical marine sponge, Halichondria phakellioides, from Darwin Harbour contains high concentrations of molybdenum. A rod-like bacterium extracellular in sponge tissue was observed using transmission electron microscopy. Molybdenum was located within these bacteria, but not in sponge cells. This is the first report of the trace element molybdenum localised in a sponge bacterial symbiont. Many different bacterial symbionts were identified in the sponge by sequence analysis so the identity of the molybdenum-accumulating bacterium could only be inferred.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)838-848
    Number of pages11
    JournalMarine and Freshwater Research
    Volume65
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2014

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    In: Marine and Freshwater Research, Vol. 65, No. 9, 04.07.2014, p. 838-848.

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