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 (ĕn′dō-sĭm′bē-ō′sĭs, -bī-)
A symbiotic association in which one or more organisms live inside another, such as bacteria in human intestines.

en′do·sym′bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.


(Botany) a type of symbiosis in which one organism lives inside the other, the two typically behaving as a single organism. It is believed to be the means by which such organelles as mitochondria and chloroplasts arose within eukaryotic cells
ˌendoˌsymbiˈotic adj


(ˌɛn doʊˌsɪm biˈoʊ sɪs, -baɪ-)

symbiosis in which one symbiont lives within the body of the other.
en`do•sym′bi•ont (-ˌɒnt)
en`do•sym`bi•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) adj.
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MPCM and SBFSEM phenotyping of rice mutants compromised in arbuscule development will provide a novel insight into the complex molecular mechanisms that underpin cellular morphogenesis during plant endosymbiosis.
Endosymbiosis is an example of inheritance of acquired characteristics, i.
That the theory of endosymbiosis was relatively new and the mechanism of chemiosmotic oxidative phosphorylation not yet taught impresses them little.
2011, Metabolic constraints on the evolution of genetic codes: Did multiple 'preaerobic' ecosystem transitions entrain richer dialects via Serial Endosymbiosis, http://precedings.
One of the fundamental steps in the evolution of our planet was the development of photosynthesis in eukaryotes through the process of endosymbiosis.
One of the fundamental steps in the evolution of our planet was the development of photosynthesis in eukaryotes- that include humans, plants, and most recognizable, multicellular life forms - through the process of endosymbiosis.
43) In a paper and a book, Lynn Margulis suggests that mitochondria are derived from a symbiotic union of a unicellular organism and a prokaryote in a process she called endosymbiosis.
They discuss a historical overview of concepts about phylogeny of microorganisms, multi-locus sequence analysis and bacterial species phylogeny estimation, the phyla of cultured and uncultured prokaryotes, applications of conserved indels for understanding microbial phylogeny, horizontal gene transfer and the formation of groups of microorganisms, endosymbiosis and the evolution of plastids, and other topics.
In Palaeozoic endosymbiosis it is possible that the particular tabulate coral taxa which tend to contain bioclaustrations may have been among the community's least aggressive or toxic corals (Tapanila 2005).
1996), which is thought to have arisen from an ancient cyanobacterial endosymbiont through the process of secondary endosymbiosis (Williams and Keeling, 2003).
Endosymbiosis in the lucinid clams Lucinoma aequizonata, Lucinoma annulata, and Lucina floridana: a reexamination of the functional morphology of the gills as bacteria-bearing organs.