Discovery of symbiotic nitrogen fixation and chemoautotrophy in cold-water corals

Abstract

Cold-water corals (CWC) are widely distributed around the world forming extensive reefs at par with tropical coral reefs. They are hotspots of biodiversity and organic matter processing in the world's deep oceans. Living in the dark they lack photosynthetic symbionts and are therefore considered to depend entirely on the limited flux of organic resources… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep17962

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