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Heterogeneous Symbiont Subpopulations Utilizing Different Energy Sources in a Deep-sea Bathymodiolus Mussel ~New Insights on Bacterial Symbiont Population's Adaptation to the Environment~

Sep. 29, 2015

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute,
The University of Tokyo
Okinawa Industrial Technology Center
Okinawa Institute of Advanced Sciences
Okinawa Science and Technology Promotion Center

A research group led by Dr. Tetsuro Ikuta and Dr. Yoshihiro Takaki at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC: Asahiko Taira, President) with Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute at The University of Tokyo, Okinawa Industrial Technology Center, Okinawa Institute of Advanced Sciences, and Okinawa Science and Technology Promotion Center sequenced a whole-genome of the endosymbiont bacteria of a deep-sea mussel, Bathymodiolus septemdierum, a dominant species living at hydrothermal vents in the Izu-Ogasawara Arc.

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