Diversity of Dissimilatory Bisulfite Reductase Genes of Bacteria Associated with the Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Polychaete Annelid Alvinella pompejana
http://aem.asm.org/cgi/content/full/65/3/1127

Matthew T. Cottrell and S. Craig Cary, Applied and Environmental Microbiology


This Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal article assesses the presence and diversity of bacteria associated with Alvinella pompejana (Pompeii worm) that have the capacity to use sulfate as a terminal electron acceptor. The diversity of dissimilatory bisulfite reductase genes in the bacterial community on the back of the worm suggests a prominent role for anaerobic sulfate-reducing bacteria in the ecology of A. pompejana.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Benthic, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology
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:Metabolism, Abiotic Relations, Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Methods of Microbiology:Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Benthic