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Status quo in physiological proteomics of the uncultured Riftia pachyptila endosymbiont
The proteomic view supports the hypothesis that the Riftia symbiont uses nitrate as an alternative electron acceptor, and a comprehensive survey of the symbiotic physiology was established.
Conserved features and major differences in the outer membrane protein composition of chlamydiae.
The observed differences in the protein composition of the outer membrane among members of divergent chlamydial families suggest different stabilities of these organisms in the environment, probably due to adaption to different niches or transmission routes.
Endosymbionts escape dead hydrothermal vent tubeworms to enrich the free-living population
It is experimentally shown that symbionts rapidly escape their hosts upon death and recruit to surfaces where they proliferate, suggesting that release of large numbers of Symbionts may ensure effective dispersal to new sites followed by active larval colonization.
Giant tubeworms
Relationships of siboglinids outlining a hypothetical scenario of evolution of symbiosis in the trophosome originating from several tissues in the last common ancestor with a thiotrophic symbiont to the gut in frenulates and the visceral mesoderm in vestimentiferans and Sclerolinum.
Trophosome of the Deep-Sea Tubeworm Riftia pachyptila Inhibits Bacterial Growth
The giant tubeworm Riftia pachyptila lives in symbiosis with the chemoautotrophic gammaproteobacterium Cand. Endoriftia persephone. Symbionts are released back into the environment upon host death in