Tubes of deep sea hydrothermal vent worms

  title={Tubes of deep sea hydrothermal vent worms},
  author={Riftia pachyptila},
  • Riftia pachyptila
  • Published 2006
The aim of this study was to compare the structure and chemistry of the dwelling tubes of 2 invertebrate species living close to deep sea hydrothermal vents at 12"48'N, 103'56'W and 2600 m depth and collected during April 1984. The Riftia pachyptila tube is formed of a chitin proteoglycan/ protein complex whereas the Alvinella pompejana tube is made from an… CONTINUE READING