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The tempo and mode of barnacle evolution.
Evolutionary and biogeographical patterns of barnacles from deep‐sea hydrothermal vents
It is suggested that the geological processes and dispersal mechanisms discussed here can explain the current distribution patterns of many other marine taxa and have played an important role shaping deep‐sea faunal diversity.
Dispersal and Differentiation of Deep-Sea Mussels of the Genus Bathymodiolus (Mytilidae, Bathymodiolinae)
The mitochondrial ND4 gene was sequenced to elucidate the evolutionary processes of Bathymodiolus mussels and mytilid relatives, indicating an evolutionary transition from shallow to deep sea via sunken wood and whale carcasses.
Allying with armored snails: the complete genome of gammaproteobacterial endosymbiont
This study is the first complete genome analysis of gastropod endosymbiont and offers an opportunity to study genome evolution in a recently evolved endosYmbionts.
Discovery of New Hydrothermal Activity and Chemosynthetic Fauna on the Central Indian Ridge at 18°–20°S
Two newly discovered hydrothermal vent fields, the Dodo and Solitaire fields, which are located in the Central Indian Ridge (CIR) segments 16 and 15, respectively, are reported, with new findings into the biodiversity and biogeography of vent-endemic ecosystems in the Indian Ocean.
Host-Symbiont Relationships in Hydrothermal Vent Gastropods of the Genus Alviniconcha from the Southwest Pacific
Coupling of the host and symbiont lineages from the three Southwest Pacific basins revealed that each of the Alviniconcha lineages harbors different bacterial endosymbionts belonging to either the γ- or ε-Proteobacteria.
Brucite chimney formation and carbonate alteration at the Shinkai Seep Field, a serpentinite‐hosted vent system in the southern Mariana forearc
Brucite‐carbonate chimneys were discovered from the deepest known (∼5700 m depth) serpentinite‐hosted ecosystem—the Shinkai Seep Field (SSF) in the southern Mariana forearc. Textural observations and
Population structure of Japanese spiny lobster Panulirus japonicus inferred by nucleotide sequence analysis of mitochondrial COI gene
There is no genetic differentiation between P. japonicus populations in Japan, and the hypothesis that benthic individuals of P. Japonicus are sustained from a population of a common pool of long-period phyllosoma larvae through long-distance larval transport within the Kuroshio Subgyre is supported.
Japan: Vents and Seeps in Close Proximity
Since the discovery of dense animal communities associated with deep-sea hydrothermal­ venting (Lonsdale 1997), biological knowledge of those animals has accumulated (Van Dover 2000). Some unique