Linking Hydrothermal Geochemistry to Organismal Physiology: Physiological Versatility in Riftia pachyptila from Sedimented and Basalt-hosted Vents

@inproceedings{Robidart2011LinkingHG,
  title={Linking Hydrothermal Geochemistry to Organismal Physiology: Physiological Versatility in Riftia pachyptila from Sedimented and Basalt-hosted Vents},
  author={Julie C. Robidart and Annelys Roque and Pengfei Song and Peter R. Girguis},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Much of what is known regarding Riftia pachyptila physiology is based on the wealth of studies of tubeworms living at diffuse flows along the fast-spreading, basalt-hosted East Pacific Rise (EPR). These studies have collectively suggested that Riftia pachyptila and its chemoautotrophic symbionts are physiologically specialized, highly productive associations relying on hydrogen sulfide and oxygen to generate energy for carbon fixation, and the symbiont's nitrate reduction to ammonia for energy… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 1 time over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 78 references

Pre- and post-eruption diffuse flow variability among tubeworm habitats at 9 degrees 509 north on the East Pacific Rise. Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical

  • HA Nees, RA Lutz, TM Shank, GW Luther
  • Studies in Oceanography
  • 2009
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

The Biology of Hydrothermal Vent Animals Physiology, Biochemistry, and Autotrophic Symbioses

  • JJ Childress, CR Fisher
  • Oceanography and Marine Biology
  • 1992
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Autotrophic Carbon Fixation by the Chemoautotrophic Symbionts of Riftia-Pachyptila

  • CR Fisher, JJ Childress, E Minnich
  • Biological Bulletin
  • 1989
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Metabolic and Blood Characteristics of the Hydrothermal Vent Tube Worm Riftia-Pachyptila

  • JJ Childress, AJ Arp, CR Fisher
  • Marine Biology
  • 1984
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…