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Bacterial diversity in hydrothermal sediment and epsilonproteobacterial dominance in experimental microcolonizers at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
We report here a molecular survey based on 16S rRNA genes of the bacterial diversity found in two deep-sea vent niches at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: hydrothermal sediment (Rainbow site), andExpand
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Delayed Selfing as an Optimal Mating Strategy in Preferentially Outcrossing Species: Theoretical Analysis of the Optimal Age at First Reproduction in Relation to Mate Availability
The evolution of mating systems and that of life history have usually been modeled separately. However, they may be to some extent coupled in natural situations because they rely on the sameExpand
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A dual symbiosis shared by two mussel species, Bathymodiolus azoricus and Bathymodiolus puteoserpentis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae), from hydrothermal vents along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Bathymodiolus azoricus and Bathymodiolus puteoserpentis are symbiont-bearing mussels that dominate hydrothermal vent sites along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR). Both species live in symbiosisExpand
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Diversity, relative abundance and metabolic potential of bacterial endosymbionts in three Bathymodiolus mussel species from cold seeps in the Gulf of Mexico.
Cold seeps in the Gulf of Mexico are often dominated by mussels of the genus Bathymodiolus that harbour symbiotic bacteria in their gills. In this study, we analysed symbiont diversity, abundance andExpand
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Unexpected co-occurrence of six bacterial symbionts in the gills of the cold seep mussel Idas sp. (Bivalvia: Mytilidae).
Bathymodioline mussels occur in chemosynthesis-based ecosystems such as cold seeps, hydrothermal vents and organic debris worldwide. Their key adaptation to these environments is their associationExpand
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The Diversity of Deep-Sea Mussels and Their Bacterial Symbioses
Deep-sea chemosynthesis-based ecosystems are inhabited by diverse groups of metazoans. Although remote from the euphotic layer, and thus from photosynthetic primary producers, these ecosystemsExpand
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Microbial diversity associated with the hydrothermal shrimp Rimicaris exoculata gut and occurrence of a resident microbial community.
Rimicaris exoculata dominates the megafauna of several Mid-Atlantic Ridge hydrothermal sites. Its gut is full of sulphides and iron-oxide particles and harbours microbial communities. Although aExpand
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Colonization of organic substrates deployed in deep-sea reducing habitats by symbiotic species and associated fauna.
In this study, our goal was to test whether typical vent/seep organisms harbouring symbionts or not, would be able to settle on organic substrates deployed in the vicinity of chemosyntheticExpand
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Sulphur-oxidizing extracellular bacteria in the gills of Mytilidae associated with wood falls.
Six morphotypes of small mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) were found attached to naturally sunken wood collected in the Bohol Sea (Philippines). These specimens are related to the large BathymodiolusExpand
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An overview of chemosynthetic symbioses in bivalves from the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea
Deep-sea bivalves found at hydrothermal vents, cold seeps and organic falls are sustained by chemosynthetic bacteria that ensure part or all of their carbon nutrition. These symbioses are of primeExpand
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