Symbiont Transmission and Physiological and Genetic Regulation in Fish - Bacterial Light Organ Symbioses.
Final rept. 1 Mar 89-20 Feb 92,
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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The objectives of this grant were to determine the basis of control of growth of bacterial light organ symbionts and the mechanisms of control of bacterial bioluminescence During the eight month duration of this grant we have initiated, but not completed, the above studies, and brought to completion additional efforts from the previous grant reprints enclosed. Publications Wolfe, C.J. and M.G. Haygood. 1991. Restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis reveals high levels of genetic divergence among the light organ symbionts of flashlight fishes. Biol. Bull. 181135-143. Haygood, M.G., D. D.L. Distel, and P.J. Herring. 1992. Polymerase chain reaction and 16S rRNA gene sequences from the luminous bacterial symbionts of two deep sea angler fishes. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. UK in press.... Bioluminescence, Symbiosis.