Accession Number:

ADA238793

Title:

An Amoeba/Zoozanthellae Consortium as a Model System for Animal/Algal Symbiosis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 88-May 91,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA MARINE SCIENCE INST

Report Date:

1991-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

We have been studying animalplant symbiosis using a model system of a single cell plant, the symbiotic dinoflagellate Symbiodinium. We have cultured the two partners as a consortium as well as independently. We have been describing the life history of the newly isolated and poorly known amoeba, and investigating its interactions, with several species of these symbiotic dinoflagellates.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE