Symbiotic survival in marine bivalve mollusks

1 agosto 2014

One of the most diverse families in the ocean today — marine bivalve mollusks known as Lucinidae (or lucinids) — originated more than 400 million years ago in the Silurian period, with adaptations and life habits like those of its modern members. A new study tracks the remarkable evolutionary expansion of the lucinids through significant symbiotic relationships.