Phylogenetic characterization of the bacterial assemblage associated with mucous secretions of the hydrothermal vent polychaete Paralvinella palmiformis

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
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeyword: hydrothermal vent