Tubificoides benedii (Tubificidae, Oligochaeta) – a pioneer in hypoxic and sulfidic environments. An overview of adaptive pathways

@article{Giere2004TubificoidesB,
  title={Tubificoides benedii (Tubificidae, Oligochaeta) – a pioneer in hypoxic and sulfidic environments. An overview of adaptive pathways},
  author={Olav Giere and J.-H. Preusse and Nicole Dubilier},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={406},
  pages={235-241}
}
Eutrophic tidal flats and polluted coastal sites are the predominant habitat of the marine oligochaete Tubificoides benedii. The worms live in dense populations in these stressed habitats which are often characterized by high levels of hydrogen sulfide. This indicates that they have a high capacity to tolerate anoxic (and sulfidic) conditions. Respiration rates of T. benedii measured at various oxygen concentrations showed that aerobic respiration is maintained even at very low oxygen… CONTINUE READING