Bacterial Feeding Over Fish Gills Type Of New Symbiosis: Recent Study

Bacterial Feeding Over Fish Gills Type Of New Symbiosis: Recent Study


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Radbound University

  • Date: 07 Apr,2016

Researcher from Radboud University explained type of new symbiosis in between Bacteria & Fish which supports ammonia gas released by fishes in water through gills is converted into Nitrogen gas which has no any side effect over fishes and other living beings in watery habitat in comparison of ammonia gas.

The concern study recently appears in Environmental Microbiology Reports. "We humans excrete excess ammonia in our urine, through urea. Fish do so through their gills," explains microbiologist Huub Op den Camp. "In Nijmegen we specialise in identifying and propagating ammonia-eating bacteria such as anammox."

Under experiments researcher tracks these tiny Micro-organisms which helpful for this great symbiotic assignment by using techniques like Microscopic as well as DNA finger printings.

According to researcher,

"Preparing gills for experiments was challenging, it was much different than what we are accustomed to," says Mike Jetten. "The cartilage in the bronchial arch makes it extremely difficult to slice thin sections for microscopic study."

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Story Source: Radbound University

Journal References:

Maartje A.H.J. van Kessel, Rob J. Mesman, Arslan Arshad, Juriaan R. Metz, F.A. Tom Spanings, Stephanie C.M. van Dalen, Laura van Niftrik, Gert Flik, Sjoerd E. Wendelaar Bonga, Mike S.M. Jetten, Peter H.M. Klaren, Huub J.M. Op den Camp. Branchial nitrogen cycle symbionts can remove ammonia in fish gills. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 2016; DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12407

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