Anaerobic methanotrophic community of a 5346-m-deep vesicomyid clam colony in the Japan Trench

  title={Anaerobic methanotrophic community of a 5346-m-deep vesicomyid clam colony in the Japan Trench},
  author={Janine Felden and Sarah E. Ruff and Tobias F Ertefai and Fumio Inagaki and K-U Hinrichs and Frank Wenzhoefer},
Vesicomyidae clams harbor sulfide-oxidizing endosymbionts and are typical members of cold seep communities where active venting of fluids and gases takes place. We investigated the central biogeochemical processes that supported a vesicomyid clam colony as part of a locally restricted seep community in the Japan Trench at 5346 m water depth, one of the deepest seep settings studied to date. An integrated approach of biogeochemical and molecular ecological techniques was used combining in situ… CONTINUE READING
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