Biosamples: 2 Seq. Projects: 2
GOLD Study ID Gs0055713
Study Name Alvinella pompejana epibiont microbial communities from the East Pacific Rise hydrothermal vent
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Legacy ER Study ID 10713
Legacy GOLD ID Gm00023
Added By Nikos Kyrpides on 2007-11-27
Last Modified By Michelle Isbandi on 2014-07-09
PI Name Cary, Stephen C.
Description The deep-sea hydrothermal vent polychaete Alvinella pompejana maintains a diverse microbial consortia on the worm's dorsal integument that is dominated (>95%) by members of the epsilon Proteobacteria. This unique symbiosis appears to exist in an extreme biotope characterized by a steep thermal gradient (20-80 deg C), little to no oxygen, and high concentrations of heavy metals. It is likely that such an environment would impose strong selective pressures on the symbiont/host association. The microbial symbiont community was isolated from the back of the deep sea hydrothermal vent polychaete worm, Alvinella pompejana, collected from the East Pacific Rise (9 deg 50.4', 104 deg 17.4' W) at a depth of 2500m.
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Ecosystem Host-associated
Ecosystem Category Annelida
Ecosystem Type Integument
Ecosystem Subtype Cuticle
Specific Ecosystem Epibionts
Metagenomic Study Yes
Number of Biosamples 2
Number of Seq. Projects 2
Number of Analysis Projects 2
Number of Related Studies 0