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  • A symbiont living on the outside of a host's body.

    "Exobiont growth on these setae might impair odor detection and the ability of the lobsters to evaluate many aspects of their environment. Each annulus of the olfactory organ contains an asymmetric seta that extends nearly perpendicular across the rows of aesthetasc setae."

    --Lobster olfactory genomics, Integr Comp Biol (2006) 46 (6): 940-947.

    "Exobiont growth on these setae might impair odor detection and the ability of the lobsters to evaluate many aspects of their environment. Each annulus of the olfactory organ contains an asymmetric seta that extends nearly perpendicular across the rows of aesthetasc setae."

    --Lobster olfactory genomics, Integr Comp Biol (2006) 46 (6): 940-947.

    February 6, 2017