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Adaptations of a tropical swamp worm, alma emini, for subsistence in a H2S-rich habitat: evolution of endosymbiotic bacteria, sulfide metabolizing bodies, and novel processes of elimination of neutralized sulfide complexes
The epithelial cell lining of the respiratory groove of Alma emini, an oligochaete glossoscolecid worm that lives in a hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-rich tropical swamp, was investigated by transmission electron microscopy to ...
Respiratory stratagems, mechanisms, and morphology of the ‘lung’ of a tropical swamp worm, Alma emini Mich. (Oligochaeta: Glossoscolecidae): a transmission and scanning electron microscope study, with field and laboratory observations
(University of Nairobi,, 2006)
The swamp worm Alma emini subsists in the highly productive waterlogged swamps around the East African Lake Victoria. The soil consists of putrefying plant matter from which gases like methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen ...