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Bioluminescent Sepiolid Squid
An adult Euprymna scolopes, a species of bioluminescent sepiolid squid. [See related images: Ventral Dissection of Sepiolid Squid, Squid Egg Mass, and Bioluminescent Marine Bacterium Vibrio fischeri.]
This research is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience's Developmental Mechanisms Program.
The grant was awarded to Dr. Margaret McFall-Ngai, Ph.D., professor and principal investigator, for her studies on the relationship between the Hawaiian sepiolid squid Euprymna scolopes and its luminous bacterial partner Vibrio fischeri. Although all animals have beneficial associations with microbes, the association between Euprymna scolopes and Vibrio fischeri is the only experimental model available to biologists so far.
Credit M. J. McFall-Ngai and E. G. Ruby, University of Hawaii
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