Problem: You have just identified an Archaea species that lives on the scales of a deep-water fish. You find that when you have a pure culture of the new species, it will not survive. Which of the following could explain the inability to replicate the natural environment of the bacteria?a. The culture on the scales is being kept at high pressure.b. The new species requires a symbiotic relationship with other organisms on the scales that is not being replicated.c. The culture is not being kept at high temperatures.d. The new species requires an aerobic environment.e. all of the above

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Symbiotic relationship: a relationship between two organisms that may be needed for their survival

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You have just identified an Archaea species that lives on the scales of a deep-water fish. You find that when you have a pure culture of the new species, it will not survive. Which of the following could explain the inability to replicate the natural environment of the bacteria?

a. The culture on the scales is being kept at high pressure.

b. The new species requires a symbiotic relationship with other organisms on the scales that is not being replicated.

c. The culture is not being kept at high temperatures.

d. The new species requires an aerobic environment.

e. all of the above

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