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Title: In a Tiny Squid, Bacterial Toxin Governs Organ Development
Url: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-11/uow-iat110904.php
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
EurekAlert!
Description: This EurekAlert! kids news article features information about the toxic molecule, tracheal cytotoxin, which is responsible for forming a light producing organ in the Bobtail squid-bacteria symbiosis. This toxin has been discovered to have both good and bad effects depending on the type of bacteria and host involved in the symbiosis: on one hand, it could cause disease and massive tissue damage, while on the other, it is vitally important in organ development. These recently discovered effects may force biologists to re-think the relationship between the world's many microorganisms and their host plants/animals.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture -- Fish culture -- Diseases and adverse factors -- Individual diseases, pollutants, parasites, predators, etc., A-Z
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Ground and surface waters -- Lakes. Limnology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physiology -- Animal biochemistry -- Special substances -- Organic substances -- Toxins and antitoxins -- Special, A-Z -- Bacterial toxins
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Agriculture
Key Concept: Health -- Parasitic diseases
Geography -- Hydrology
Health -- Poisons and toxicology
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: AAAS
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-06-23 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-03-17 13:00:39 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 137
Resource URL Clicks: 11
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