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Abundance of Lucinidae Clams in Estero Bay

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2018
Abstract/Description:
Clams in the family Lucinidae have a unique symbiosis with chemosynthetic sulfide-oxidizing bacteria that live in the clams’ specialized gills. The focus of this study will be analyzing the abundance of Lucinid clams at sites that have seagrass or no seagrass within Estero Bay. Results have indicated that there is a strong correlation of seagrass sites containing lucinids, as well as, a high diversity of clams. The data within this study could potentially benefit future studies because it will provide confirmation that lucinids are within seagrass sites and more specifically which species of lucinids are in Estero Bay.
Title: Abundance of Lucinidae Clams in Estero Bay.
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Name(s): Walters, Alexandra, author
STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Exhibition Posters
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2018
Physical Form: PDF
Language(s): English
eng
Abstract/Description: Clams in the family Lucinidae have a unique symbiosis with chemosynthetic sulfide-oxidizing bacteria that live in the clams’ specialized gills. The focus of this study will be analyzing the abundance of Lucinid clams at sites that have seagrass or no seagrass within Estero Bay. Results have indicated that there is a strong correlation of seagrass sites containing lucinids, as well as, a high diversity of clams. The data within this study could potentially benefit future studies because it will provide confirmation that lucinids are within seagrass sites and more specifically which species of lucinids are in Estero Bay.
Identifier: fgcu_UGR_0084 (IID)
Note(s): Poster from the 2018 STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium. Research Mentor: Dr. James Douglass.
Subject(s): Sulfide-oxidizing bacteria
Lucinidae
Seagrass
Estero Bay (Fla.)
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