Bacterial symbionts and low 13C/12C ratios in tissues of Pogonophora indicate unusual nutrition and metabolism

Southward, A. J.; Southward, E. C.; Dando, P. R.; Rau, G. H.; Felbeck, H.; Flügel, H.. 1981 Bacterial symbionts and low 13C/12C ratios in tissues of Pogonophora indicate unusual nutrition and metabolism. Nature, London, 293. 616-619. https://doi.org/10.1038/293616a0

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Abstract/Summary

Observations on fine structure, metabolic enzymes and stable isotope ratios of several species of Pogonophora from a wide range of habitats suggest that members of this enigmatic phylum of worm-like deep-sea animals use internal chemoautotrophic bacteria as part of their nutrition, allowing them to exploit scarce nutrient and energy resources.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Marine Sciences
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Professor Paul Dando
Date made live: 09 Aug 2022 14:37
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 14:37
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/9760

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