epibiont


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ep·i·bi·ont

 (ĕp′ə-bī′ŏnt′)
n.
An organism that is attached to and lives on the surface of another organism.
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Here two species of Achelia showed no increase in epibiont coverage after two weeks when their ovigers were disabled (Fig.
Nevertheless, both the crustacean and the epibiont are predated by planktivorous fishes (Willey et al.
In order to ascertain whether or not rootlets occurred on other fouled roots at Twin Cays (not just those covered with massive sponges), we inspected an additional 150 haphazardly selected subtidal mangrove roots that were covered by a diversity of epibiont taxa.
Even a fine dusting of sediment will restrict epibiont attachment (Parsons-Hubbard et al.
Studies emphasizing epibiont host specificity have pointed out that some peritrichs are able to attach to only one or two host species, failing to colonize non-living substrates (Clamp, 1973; Henebry and Ridgeway, 1979; Gilbert and Schroder, 2003).
Abstract: Polychaetes (Annelida: Polychaeta) epibiont on Spondylus americanus (Bivalvia: Spondylidae) from Mochima National Park, Venezuela.
Characterization of the physical and chemical properties influencing bacterial epibiont communities on benthic gelatinous egg masses of the pulmonate Siphonaria diemenensis.
In the present study, growth, colonization, and proliferation rates of the peritrich epibiont Zoothamnium intermedium were evaluated in the laboratory, feeding on bacteria alone and on a mixture of bacteria and Isochrysis galbana Stein, 1878.
Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus (Buss and Yund, 1989) occurs most frequently as an epibiont on the shells of hermit crabs and is, therefore, a sessile organism on mobile substrata.
We undertook a culture-independent comparative analysis of bacterial communities in both diseased and apparently healthy lobsters from ELIS, western LIS (WLIS), and Maine using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (TRFLP) of the 16S rDNA gene to identify key members of the lobster epibiont community that may be important in ESD.
However, some juveniles developed significant epibiont growth on top of their shells during Experiment 3.