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Table 5 Ribotype amplifications from different host tissues of seven worms from Dive T1119 and 14 worms from Dive DR12

From: Temporal variation and lack of host specificity among bacterial endosymbionts of Osedax bone worms (Polychaeta: Siboglinidae)

    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
  1. * na: no amplification from tissue, i.e. no signal for symbiont presence.
  2. ** The plus signs denote mixed ribotype infections. Commas separate ribotypes obtained from separate lobes of ovisac tissue.
  3. dashes indicate tissues that were not available from a host individual.