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The biology of hydrothermal vent animals: physiology, biochemistry, and autotrophic symbioses
Horizontal endosymbiont transmission in hydrothermal vent tubeworms
The data indicate that the bacterial symbionts colonize the developing tube of the settled larvae and enter the host through the skin, a process that continues through the early juvenile stages during which the trophosome is established from mesodermal tissue.
The Co‐occurrence of Methanotrophic and Chemoautotrophic Sulfur‐Oxidizing Bacterial Symbionts in a Deep‐sea Mussel
- C. Fisher, J. Brooks, J. Vodenichar, J. Zande, J. Childress, R. A. Burke
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 1 December 1993
A new species of mytilid containing bacterial endosymbionts was discovered at a deep-water seep site within Alaminos Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico and activities of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase and ATP sulfurylase indicate the presence of chemoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing symbionts in the gills.
Phylogeny and Biogeography of Deep Sea Vestimentiferan Tubeworms and Their Bacterial Symbionts
The present study combines previously published morphological descriptions and molecular-based characterizations of vestimentiferans and their symbionts with new molecular data to summarize and…
Macro-ecology of Gulf of Mexico cold seeps.
- Erik Cordes, D. Bergquist, C. Fisher
- Environmental ScienceAnnual review of marine science
- 25 March 2009
Ecological investigations have demonstrated that the vestimentiferans function as ecosystem engineers and identified a community succession sequence from a specialized high-biomass endemic community to a low-bioglinid community of background fauna over the life of a hydrocarbon seep site.
Cold seeps of the deep Gulf of Mexico: Community structure and biogeographic comparisons to Atlantic equatorial belt seep communities
Back-arc spreading systems: Geological, biological, chemical, and physical interactions
PREDATION STRUCTURES COMMUNITIES AT DEEP‐SEA HYDROTHERMAL VENTS
Results indicate that pre- dation by large mobile predators influences the structure of hydrothermal vent communities, directly by reducing the abundance of gastropod prey species, and indirectly by reducing benthic community structure.
Impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a deep-water coral community in the Gulf of Mexico
- H. K. White, P. Hsing, C. Fisher
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 27 March 2012
The presence of recently damaged and deceased corals beneath the path of a previously documented plume emanating from the Macondo well provides compelling evidence that the oil impacted deep-water ecosystems.
Roots as a site of hydrogen sulfide uptake in the hydrocarbon seep vestimentiferan Lamellibrachia sp.
- D. Julian, F. Gaill, E. Wood, A. J. Arp, C. Fisher
- Environmental ScienceThe Journal of experimental biology
- 1 September 1999
The characteristics of the root suggest that it reaches down to the higher sulfide levels present in the deeper sediment and that it functions to increase the surface area available for sulfide uptake in a manner analogous to a respiratory organ.