Evidence of Chemolithoautotrophy in the Bacterial Community Associated with Alvinella pompejana, a Hydrothermal Vent Polychaete
http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/full/69/9/5070

Jeffrey L. Stein Barbara J. Campbell, Applied and Environmental Microbiology


This Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal article analyzes the bacterial community associated with Alvinella pompejana (Pompeii worm), suggesting that members of both the episymbiont and the surrounding free-living communities display a chemolithoautotrophic form of growth and therefore contribute fixed carbon to other organisms in the vent community.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot, High Pressure
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Marine, Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Evolution:Patterns, Biosphere:Microbiology, Methods of Microbiology:Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biosphere:Molecular Biology, BiogeochemistryKeywords: black smoker, hydrothermal vent, ATP citrate lyase