Snailing with Friends

  • Symbiosis is a mutual, beneficial, internal partnership between two living beings. This partnership can be mutual between two plants or two animals, or between a plant and an animal.
  • Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have investigated how two different species (or groups) of deep-sea snails – Alviniconcha and Ifremeria – achieve symbiosis with bacteria.
  • By examining snails collected from different areas near 'Tonga Bay' in the Pacific Ocean between 2009 and 2016, scientists have found that the characteristics of symbiosis in snails are inherited from ....
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