We provide experimental evidence, using a high-pressure recirculating aquarium and radiolabeled bacteria, that the hydrothermal vent mussel. Bathymodiolus thermophilus, can clear and assimilate particulate organic matter. Our results support previous evidence that this mussel can filter-feed on particulate organic matter to supplement nutrients provided by endosymbiotic chemoautotrophic bacteria.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Deep Sea Research Part A, Oceanographic Research Papers|
|State||Published - Dec 1991|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)