Phylogenetic characterization of the bacterial assemblage associated with mucous secretions of the hydrothermal vent polychaete Paralvinella palmiformis
http://www.ifremer.fr/docelec/doc/2002/publication-661.pdf

Karine Alain, Michel Olagnon, Daniel Desbruyeres, Antoine Page, Georges Barbier, S. Kim Juniper, Joel Querellou, Marie-Anne Cambon-Bonavita, FEMS Microbiology Ecology


This FEMS Microbiology Ecology journal article features a culture-independent molecular analysis of the bacterial assemblage associated with mucous secretions of the Northeastern Pacific vent polychaete Paralvinella palmiformis. It reports the presence of Verrucomicrobia, Fusobacteria and green non-sulfur bacteria on hydrothermal edifices. The potential functions of the detected bacteria are discussed in terms of productivity, recycling of organic matter and detoxification within the P. palmiformis microhabitat.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Marine, Biosphere:Diversity, Methods of Microbiology:Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biosphere:Microbiology, Molecular BiologyKeyword: hydrothermal vent