Studies conducted in the laboratory of microbiologist Jody Deming (University of Washington) revealed that the gill tissues of large vesicomyid clams and bone-encrusting mussels contain substantial amounts of enzymes that are characteristic of chemoautotrophic
metabolism; transmission electron microscopy indicated that these enzymes were associated with endosymbiotic bacteria.
Faunal community structure of a chemoautotrophic
assemblage on whale bones in the deep northeast Pacific Ocean.
In contrast to the Rainbow vent field, sulfide oxidation was determined to provide the maximum energy available for chemoautotrophic
mechanisms at TAG, consistently with the assumption made from previous biological studies (i.
Vent and seep mussels are thus considered to be mixotrophic organisms, capable of obtaining nutrition from chemoautotrophic
gill bacteria and from normal trophic processes (Le Pennec et al.
aequizonata is characterized by the presence of sulfide-oxidizing chemoautotrophic
symbiotic bacteria inside of its gill ceils (Distel & Felbeck 1987, Felbeck et al.
The Calyptogena magnifica chemoautotrophic
Horikoshi and Tsuchida (1984) speculated on the mode of life and dispersal of Adipicola longissima, because it was found on sunken Nipa palm nuts in depths of over 1,000 m, but the feeding strategy of such mussels was not considered until chemoautotrophic
symbiotic bacteria were found in the gill of Idas washingtoniana (Bernard 1978) living on a decaying whale carcass (Smith et al.
The continental slope in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) supports communities of metazoans containing chemoautotrophic
bacteria, comprised mostly of tubeworms (Seepiophila jonesi Gardiner, McMullin & Fisher 2001 and Lamellibrachia luymesi van der Land & Norrevang, 1975) and mussels (Bathymodiolus childressi Gustafson, 1998).
ABSTRACT The continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico supports dense aggregations of tubeworms and mussels that have symbiotic chemoautotrophic
thermophilus is known to harbor symbiotic chemoautotrophic
bacteria capable of oxidizing thiosulfate and sulfide (Nelson et al.
Autochthonous death assemblages from chemoautotrophic
communities at petroleum seeps: Paleoproduction, energy flow, and implications for the fossil record.
Effects of metabolite uptake on proton-equivalent elimination by two species of deep-sea vestimentiferan tubeworm, Riftia pachyptila and Lamellibrachia cf luymesi: proton elimination is a necessary adaptation to sulfide-oxidizing chemoautotrophic