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This EurekAlert! kids news article features information about the toxic molecule, tracheal cytotoxin, which is responsible for forming a light producing organ in the Bobtail squid-bacteria symbiosis. This toxin has been discovered to have both good and bad effects depending on the type of bacteria and host involved in the symbiosis: on one hand, it could cause disease and massive tissue damage, while on the other, it is vitally important in organ development. These recently discovered effects may force biologists to re-think the relationship between the world's many microorganisms and their host plants/animals.

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    NSDL_SetSpec_1030947,NSDL,Upper Elementary,High School,Microbiology and Health,Middle School,Microbiology,Symbiotic Relations,Hawaiian bobtail squid,Elementary School,Life Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061121114547080T,Marine,Geoscience

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