An autoradiographic examination of carbon fixation, transfer and utilization in the Riftia pachyptila symbiosis

@article{Bright2000AnAE,
  title={An autoradiographic examination of carbon fixation, transfer and utilization in the Riftia pachyptila symbiosis},
  author={Monika Bright and Hubert Keckeis and Charles R. Fisher},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={136},
  pages={621-632}
}
Riftia pachyptila, the giant vestimentiferan tubeworm from the East Pacific Rise, harbors abundant chemolithoautotrophic, sulfide-oxidizing bacteria in an internal organ, the trophosome. Several facts, such as the lack of a digestive system in the host, stable carbon isotope values and net carbon dioxide uptake all suggest that the tubeworms obtain the bulk of their nutrition from their symbionts. Using tissue autoradiography, we investigated the mode of nutritional transfer between symbionts… Expand
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