Fraction of body volume occupied by bacteria

Range ≤40 % of body volume
Organism Sponge Theonella swinhoei
Reference Keren R, Lavy A, Mayzel B, Ilan M. Culturable associated-bacteria of the sponge Theonella swinhoei show tolerance to high arsenic concentrations. Front Microbiol. 2015 Feb 25 6: 154. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00154. p.1 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID25762993
Primary Source Hentschel, U., Usher, K. M., and Taylor, M. W. (2006). Marine sponges as microbial fermenters. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 55, 167–177. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2005.00046.x AND Taylor, M. W., Radax, R., Steger, D., and Wagner, M. (2007). Sponge-associated microorganisms: evolution, ecology, and biotechnological potential. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. R. 71, 295–347. doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00040-06PubMed ID16420625, 17554047
Comments P.1 left column bottom paragraph: "The coral reef sponge Theonella swinhoei harbors a dense consortium of associated-bacteria, which occupy up to 40% of its body volume (primary sources), reaching up to 10^10 bacteria/ml sponge (BNID 113272). T. swinhoei is common in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and its extension, the Red Sea (Ilan et al., 2004). Some of the bacteria inhabiting T. swinhoei are photosynthetic while others are heterotrophic. Most of the bacteria are unicellular but there are also filamentous bacteria (Entotheonella sp. Magnino et al., 1999, Hentschel et al., 2002, Schmitt et al., 2012)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 113271