endosymbiont
noun see endosymbiosis

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  • Endosymbiont — An endosymbiont is any organism that lives within the body or cells of another organism, i.e. forming an endosymbiosis (Greek: ἔνδον endon within , σύν syn together and βίωσις biosis living ). Examples are nitrogen fixing bacteria (called… …   Wikipedia

  • Endosymbiont — Darstellung der Endosymbiontentheorie Die Endosymbiontentheorie (griech. ἔνδον endo = innen, συμβίωσις symbiōsis = das Zusammenleben) besagt, dass in einer frühen Phase der Evolution der Eukaryoten (also aller höheren Organismen) prokaryotische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • endosymbiont — (en do sim be ont) An organism that lives within the body of another organism in a symbiotic association …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • endosymbiont — /en doh sim bee ont , buy /, n. a symbiont that lives within the body of the host. Also, endosymbiote /en doh sim bee oht , buy /. [ENDO + SYMBIONT] * * * …   Universalium

  • endosymbiont — noun An organism that lives within the body or cells of another organism. See Also: endosymbiosis, endosymbiotic, endosymbiotic theory, symbiosis, symbiotic …   Wiktionary

  • endosymbiont — en·do·sym·bi·ont .en dō sim .bī .änt, bē also en·do·sym·bi·ote .ōt n a symbiotic organism living within the body of its partner * * * en·do·sym·bi·ont (en″do simґbe ont) [endo + symbiont] a symbiont which lives within the cells of its… …   Medical dictionary

  • endosymbiont — en·do·symbiont …   English syllables

  • endosymbiont — …   Useful english dictionary

  • endosymbiont hypothesis — The hypothesis that semi autonomous organelles such as mitochondria and chloroplasts were originally endosymbiotic bacteria or cyanobacteria. The arguments are convincing and although the hypothesis cannot be proven it is widely accepted …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Horizontal gene transfer — (HGT), also Lateral gene transfer (LGT), is any process in which an organism incorporates genetic material from another organism without being the offspring of that organism. By contrast, vertical transfer occurs when an organism receives genetic …   Wikipedia

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