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Candidatus Desulfofervidus auxilii, a hydrogenotrophic sulfate-reducing bacterium involved in the thermophilic anaerobic oxidation of methane.
The anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is mediated by consortia of anaerobic methane-oxidizing archaea (ANME) and their specific partner bacteria. In thermophilic AOM consortia enriched fromExpand
Gene expression and ultrastructure of meso‐ and thermophilic methanotrophic consortia
Summary The sulfate‐dependent, anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is an important sink for methane in marine environments. It is carried out between anaerobic methanotrophic archaea (ANME) andExpand
Heterotrophic Proteobacteria in the vicinity of diffuse hydrothermal venting.
Deep-sea hydrothermal vents are highly dynamic habitats characterized by steep temperature and chemical gradients. The oxidation of reduced compounds dissolved in the venting fluids fuels primaryExpand
Support for a clade of Placozoa and Cnidaria in genes with minimal compositional bias
The phylogenetic placement of the morphologically simple placozoans is crucial to understanding the evolution of complex animal traits. Here, we examine the influence of adding new genomes fromExpand
Deep-sea corals near cold seeps associate with chemoautotrophic bacteria that are related to the symbionts of cold seep and hydrothermal vent mussels
Cnidarians are known for their symbiotic relationships, yet no known association exists between corals and chemoautotrophic microbes. Deep-sea corals, which support diverse animal communities in theExpand
Paracatenula, an ancient symbiosis between thiotrophic Alphaproteobacteria and catenulid flatworms
Harnessing chemosynthetic symbionts is a recurring evolutionary strategy. Eukaryotes from six phyla as well as one archaeon have acquired chemoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing bacteria. In contrast toExpand
Oxygen minimum zone cryptic sulfur cycling sustained by offshore transport of key sulfur oxidizing bacteria
Members of the gammaproteobacterial clade SUP05 couple water column sulfide oxidation to nitrate reduction in sulfidic oxygen minimum zones (OMZs). Their abundance in offshore OMZ waters devoid ofExpand
phyloFlash – Rapid SSU rRNA profiling and targeted assembly from metagenomes
We present phyloFlash, a pipeline to overcome this gap with rapid, SSU rRNA-centered taxonomic classification, targeted assembly, and graph-based binning of full metagenomic assemblies. Expand
Growth in width and FtsZ ring longitudinal positioning in a gammaproteobacterial symbiont
Rod-shaped bacteria usually grow in length and place their FtsZ ring and division site at midcell, perpendicular to their long axis [1,2]. Here, we provide morphometric and immunocytochemicalExpand
Sequence variability of the pattern recognition receptor Mermaid mediates specificity of marine nematode symbioses
Selection of a specific microbial partner by the host is an all-important process. It guarantees the persistence of highly specific symbioses throughout host generations. The cuticle of the marineExpand