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

Buccella, Constanza, Alvarez, Belinda, Gibb, Karen and Padovan, Anna (2014). A rod-like bacterium is responsible for high molybdenum concentrations in the tropical sponge Halichondria phakellioides. Marine and Freshwater Research,65(9):838-848.

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Title A rod-like bacterium is responsible for high molybdenum concentrations in the tropical sponge Halichondria phakellioides
Author Buccella, Constanza
Alvarez, Belinda
Gibb, Karen
Padovan, Anna
Journal Name Marine and Freshwater Research
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 65
Issue Number 9
ISSN 1323-1650   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84906707862
Start Page 838
End Page 848
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract 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.
Keywords Pyrosequencing
X-ray microanalysis
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF13254   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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