Chemosynthetic endosymbioses: adaptations to oxic-anoxic interfaces.

  title={Chemosynthetic endosymbioses: adaptations to oxic-anoxic interfaces.},
  author={Frank J. Stewart and Irene L G Newton and Colleen M. Cavanaugh},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={13 9},
Chemosynthetic endosymbioses occur ubiquitously at oxic-anoxic interfaces in marine environments. In these mutualisms, bacteria living directly within the cell of a eukaryotic host oxidize reduced chemicals (sulfur or methane), fueling their own energetic and biosynthetic needs, in addition to those of their host. In habitats such as deep-sea hydrothermal vents, chemosynthetic symbioses dominate the biomass, contributing substantially to primary production. Although these symbionts have yet to… CONTINUE READING

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