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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This hypothesis gains support from the fact that a less-developed version of glial supporters is found in Paralvinella hessleri, a vent endemic species of alvinellid worms, which has highly thermotolerant and redox environmental capacities (Shigeno et al., 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., 2011, and Bright et al., 2013).
Absence of cospeciation in deep-sea vestimentiferan tube worms and their bacterial endosymbionts.
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).
These skinny flats usually hold small crabs, shrimp, and tube worms, particularly where you find dark reddish brown drift algae.
Below the waves, seagrass beds flourish in the shallows while the channels hide the spectacular peacock worm and a rich variety of other marine species including sponges, sea squirts and tube worms.