|Distinct symbiont lineages in three thyasirid species (Bivalvia: Thyasiridae) from the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea|Rodrigues, C.F.; Duperron, S. (2011). Distinct symbiont lineages in three thyasirid species (Bivalvia: Thyasiridae) from the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. Naturwissenschaften 98(4): 281-287. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00114-011-0766-3
In: Naturwissenschaften. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0028-1042; e-ISSN 1432-1904
Interspecific relationships > Symbiosis
Thyasiridae Dall, 1900 (1895) [WoRMS]
Thyasiridae; 16S rRNA; Chemosynthetic symbiosis; Cold seeps; FISH
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- Rodrigues, C.F.
- Duperron, S.
Thyasiridae are one of the less studied groups of chemosymbiotic bivalves. Here, we investigated symbioses in three different thyasirid species collected at three cold seeps from the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Phylogenetic analysis of bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequences demonstrated that each thyasirid species harbours a single phylotype of symbiont that belongs to a distinct lineage of putative sulphur-oxidizing Gammaproteobacteria. This result is confirmed by other marker genes (encoding 23S rRNA and APS reductase) and fluorescence in situ hybridization. This work highlights the diversity of bacteria involved in symbiosis with thyasirids and underlines the relevance of this group as a target for future symbiosis studies.
- Bacterial symbionts of macrofauna from the Eastern Mediterranean, the Gulf of Cadiz and the Håkon Mosby Mud Vulcano collected during different cruises between 2003 and 2008 and processed by UPMC and MPIMM