Giant Shipworm Relies on Bacteria in its Cells to Feed it.

News   Apr 26, 2017 | Original Story by Thea Singer of Northeastern University, USA.

 
Giant Shipworm a Huge Example of Chemoautotrophic Symbiosis

A dead specimen of the giant shipworm "Kuphus polythalamia" is preserved in ethanol at the Marine Science Center. Live specimens have eluded scientific description for hundreds of years. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

 
 
 
 

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