Introducing Symbiotic Algae into Aposymbiotic Hydra

  • R. L. Pardy


To introduce symbiotic algae into aposymbiotic hydra as a means for studying the biology of host—symbiont reassociation. With slight modification, this method may be modified to inject reagents, isotopes. or other kinds of particles into the hydra’s enteron (gut).


Pasteur Pipet Tygon Tubing Symbiotic Alga Algal Symbiont Bunsen Burner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Pardy
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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