tube worm


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tube worm

any POLYCHAETE worm that lives in a tube. Tube worms are mainly sedentary.
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2014), but such wrappers were not found in the ventral nerve cord of giant tube worms such as Riftia pachyptila (Jones and Gardiner, 1989; also see Eichinger et al.
Prokaryotic cells in the hydrothermal vent tube worm Riftia pachyptila: possible chemoautotrophic symbionts.
In late 2005 or early 2006, a catastrophic eruption occurred along the East Pacific Rise off the coast of Central America, eradicating a swath of the tube worms and mussels and other vent dwellers that Mullineaux and her team had been studying for a decade or more.
Molecular systematics of vestimentiferan tube worms from hydrothermal vents and cold-water seeps.
Light and scanning electron microscopic studies of spermatogenesis in the vestimentiferan tube worm Riftia pachyptila (Pogonophora: Obturata).
Gaill suggests that the tube worm embryos that drift away from the vents or are carried upward by the vent's heated plume quickly reach cool water, enter a state of arrested development, and then ride the ocean currents until they reach a suitably warm spot to continue their growth.
Brooding and development of a serpulid tube worm Salmacina dysteri.
Metabolic and blood characteristics of the hydrothermal vent tube worm Rifiia pachyptila.
Gene flow among vestimentiferan tube worm (Riftia pachyptila) populations from hydrothermal vents of the eastern Pacific.
In the giant tube worm Riftia, this function is served by blood or coelomic hemoglobin, which bathe the symbiont-harboring cells and transport oxygen at the heme and sulfide at a site remote from the heme (16).
In warm water areas, encrustation with barnacles, tube worms and zebra mussels is a common problem.
The expunged minerals build smokestacklike towers that host bizarre ecosystems of giant tube worms, eyeless shrimps and ghostly white crabs that thrive in the hot, nutrient-rich water (SN: 7/25/15, p.