Hydrothermal Vent Microbiology

Tue Sep 27 17:06:20 EST 1994


Here are a few references that should help you get started in this topic:

Fisher, C.R., J.J. Childress, and S.A. Macko. 1994. Nutritional interactions
      in the Galapagos rift hydrothermal vent communities: inferences from
      stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses.  Marine Ecology Progress
      Series vol. 103, p. 45

Moyer, C.L., F.C. Dobbs, and D.M. Karl. 1994. Stimation of diversity and
      community structure through Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism
      Distribution analysis of bacterial 16S rRNA genes from a microbial mat
      at an active hydrothermal vent system, Loihi Seamount, Hawaii. Applied
      and Environmental Microbiology vol. 60, p. 871

Canganella, F., and W.J. Jones. 1994. Microbial characterization of
      thermophilic Archaea isolated from the Guaymas Basin hydrothermal
      thermophilic Archaea isolated from the Guaymas Basin hydrothermal

Lutz, R.A., and M.J. Kennish. 1993. Ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vent
      communities.  Reviews of Geophysics, vol. 31, p. 211

Cary, S.C., and S.J. Giovannoni. 1993. Transvariational inheritance of
      endosymbiotic bacteria in the clams inhaviting deep-sea hydrothermal
      vents and cold seeps.  Proceedings of the National Academy of
      Sciences, vol. 90. p. 5695

Gebruk, A.V., N.V. Pimenov, and A.S. Savvichev. 1993. Feeding specialization
      of bresiliid shrimps in the TAG site hydrothermal community.  Marine
      Ecology Progress Series, vol. 98, p. 247

Tunnicliffe, V. 1991. The biology of hydrothermal vents: ecology and
      evolution.  Oceanography and Marine Biology, vol. 29, p. 319

Jeanthon, C., and D. Prieur. 1990. Susceptibility to heavy metals and
      characterization of heterotrophic bacteria isolated from two
      hydothermal vent polychaete Annelids, Alvinella pompejana, and
      Alvinella caudata.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol. 56,
      p. 3308

I hope that these articles will be useful.

Ernesto J. Quintero
Department of Microbiology
University of Maryland, College Park

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