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Novel Chemoautotrophic Endosymbiosis between a Member of the Epsilonproteobacteria and the Hydrothermal-Vent Gastropod Alviniconcha aff. hessleri (Gastropoda: Provannidae) from the Indian Ocean
ABSTRACT The hydrothermal-vent gastropod Alviniconcha aff. hessleri from the Kairei hydrothermal field on the Central Indian Ridge houses bacterium-like cells internally in its greatly enlarged gill.Expand
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Gastropods from Recent Hot Vents and Cold Seeps: Systematics, Diversity and Life Strategies
Since the first discovery of hydrothermal vents at the Galapagos Spreading Center in 1977, gastropods have gained considerable attention as a major constituent of the chemosynthesis-based biologicalExpand
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Molluscs from Hydrothermal Vents and Cold Seeps in Japan: A Review of Taxa Recorded in Twenty Recent Years (1984-2004)
Molluscs hitherto recorded from deep-sea vent/seep environments in Japan are reviewed and listed based on various literature published up to 2004. Compiled data on holotype depositories and typeExpand
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Recent advances in molecular phylogeny, systematics and evolution of patellogastropod limpets
With the advent of molecular phylogenetics, the systematics and taxonomy of Patellogastropoda have been greatly improved. Eight families and 36 genera are currently recognized in the order. We reviewExpand
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Radiocarbon marine reservoir ages in the western Pacific estimated by pre-bomb molluscan shells
Apparent 14C ages of the pre-bomb molluscan shells show new estimations of ΔR values for the western Pacific including the East Sakhalin Current, Oyashio Current, Kuroshio Current, KuroshioExpand
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Three-year investigations into sperm whale-fall ecosystems in Japan
We report the first study of sperm whale-fall ecosystems, based on mass sinking of whale carcasses at shelf depths in the northwest Pacific. We conducted three observations over a 2-year period onExpand
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Host-Symbiont Relationships in Hydrothermal Vent Gastropods of the Genus Alviniconcha from the Southwest Pacific
ABSTRACT Hydrothermal vent gastropods of the genus Alviniconcha are unique among metazoans in their ability to derive their nutrition from chemoautotrophic γ- and ε-proteobacterial endosymbionts.Expand
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New taxa and new records of patelliform gastropods associated with chemoautosynthesis-based communities in Japanese waters
New taxa and new distribution records are described for limpets collected by recent dives of Shinkai 2000 from chemoautosynthetic environments around the Japanese archipelago. They include five new,Expand
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