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Research Article

The Hadal Amphipod Hirondellea gigas Possessing a Unique Cellulase for Digesting Wooden Debris Buried in the Deepest Seafloor

  • Hideki Kobayashi mail,

    hidekik@jamstec.go.jp

    Affiliation: Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Japan

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  • Yuji Hatada,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Japan

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  • Taishi Tsubouchi,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Japan

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  • Takahiko Nagahama,

    Affiliations: Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Japan, Department of Food and Nutrition, Higashi-Chikushi Junior College, Kitakyusyu, Fukuoka, Japan

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  • Hideto Takami

    Affiliation: Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Japan

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  • Published: August 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042727

About the Authors

Hideki Kobayashi, Yuji Hatada, Taishi Tsubouchi, Takahiko Nagahama, Hideto Takami
Institute of Biogeosciences, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Japan
Takahiko Nagahama
Department of Food and Nutrition, Higashi-Chikushi Junior College, Kitakyusyu, Fukuoka, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: hidekik@jamstec.go.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HK. Performed the experiments: HK YH TT TN. Analyzed the data: HK TN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HK. Wrote the paper: HK HT.