rhabdus


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rhabdus

(ˈræbdəs)
n
(Zoology) a needlelike structure supporting the soft tissue in an invertebrate sponge
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At least two genera of nematodes, Steinemema and Heterorhabditis, have evolved symbiotic associations with Gammaproteobacteria, Xenorhabdus and Photo rhabdus respectively, that allow them to kill insects and utilize the cadavers as food sources (Dillman et al, 2012a).
rugosa was found inside shells of the scaphopods Fissidentalium megathyris and Rhabdus dalli, surrounded by mud.