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Research Article

Pathways of Carbon and Energy Metabolism of the Epibiotic Community Associated with the Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Shrimp Rimicaris exoculata

  • Michael Hügler,

    Affiliations: Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America, Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, IFM- GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

    Current address: Technology Center (TZW), Karlsruhe, Germany

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  • Jillian M. Petersen,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

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  • Nicole Dubilier,

    Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

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  • Johannes F. Imhoff,

    Affiliation: Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, IFM- GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany

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  • Stefan M. Sievert mail

    ssievert@whoi.edu

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 07, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016018

About the Authors

Michael Hügler, Stefan M. Sievert
Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States of America
Michael Hügler, Johannes F. Imhoff
Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, IFM- GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany
Jillian M. Petersen, Nicole Dubilier
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: ssievert@whoi.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SMS MH ND. Performed the experiments: MH JMP. Analyzed the data: MH JMP SMS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SMS JFI ND. Wrote the paper: SMS with input from co-authors.