SCI115 Strayer Phytoplankton, Chemosynthesis And Mitochondria

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Topic 2 [article]: Snails that don’t eat. A recent article by JoAnna Klein (2)* describes a partnership between the snail Gigantopelta chessoia and a chemosynthetic bacterium. The bacterium is called an “endosymbiont” because it lives inside the snail.

  • (a) Describe the partnership between Gigantopelta chessoia and its endosymbiont.
  • (b) What is most surprising to you about this situation?
  • (c) Explain how this relates to this week’s lessons.

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Phytoplankton, Chemosynthesis, and Mitochondria
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Phytoplankton, Chemosynthesis, and Mitochondria
Describe the partnership between Gigantopelta chessoia and its endosymbiont.
The snail and its endosymbiont have a relationship that involves the bacterial
endosymbiont synthesizing food from chemicals while it benefits from the shelter and anchorage
that it gets fro...

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