Table 5

Ribotype amplifications from different host tissues of seven worms from Dive T1119 and 14 worms from Dive DR12
Ribotypes identified in tissue compartments
Dive no. Bone no. Worm no. Basaltrunk Anterior ovisac Outer ovisac Interior ovisac Posterior ovisac/root
T1119 1 na* 3 3 3 3
2 na na 3 3, 3 + 29** 3
4 13 + 30 13 13 13 13
5 3 3 3 na 3
7 3 3 3 3, 3 3
8 na 3 3 3 na
9 na na na na 3
DR12 1 1 na - 10 9 -
1 2 - - 10 10 10
1 5 10 10 - 10 -
1 10 11 + 12 11 - 11 12
1 11 na 3 - 3, 3, 3 3
1 14 na - 11 11 11
1 15 na - - 3, 3, na 3
1 16 na 9 - na 9
2 1 na 10 - - 10
2 2 na 10 - - 10
2 3 9 9 - - 9
2 7 na 3 - 3 3
2 10 9 9 - 9 9
2 11 13 13 - - 13

* na: no amplification from tissue, i.e. no signal for symbiont presence.

** The plus signs denote mixed ribotype infections. Commas separate ribotypes obtained from separate lobes of ovisac tissue.

dashes indicate tissues that were not available from a host individual.

Salathé and Vrijenhoek

Salathé and Vrijenhoek BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:189   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-189

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