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pompeii worm

[päm′pā ‚wərm]
(invertebrate zoology)
Alvinella pompejana. A polychaetous annelid that lives in sea-floor hydrothermal vent chimneys and may experience extreme thermal gradients between its anterior (80°C; 176°F) and posterior (22°C; 72°F) ends.
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Only a few animal species can survive such conditions, as is well documented in studies of two vent-dwelling alvinellid worms, Alvinella pompejana and Paralvinella sulfinicola (Girguis and Lee, 2006; Marie et al.
Physicochemical characterization of the microhabitat of the epibionts associated with Alvinella pompejana, a hydrothermal vent annelid.
The Equator coincides with a significant dispersal barrier for the vent palm worm Alvinella pompejana (Desbruyeres & Laubier 1980, Hurtado et al.
Craig Cary of the University of Delaware in Lewes hovered in a submersible and inserted probes inside the tubes of a different Pacific-vent worm, Alvinella pompejana.
Phylogenetic characterization of the epibiotic bacteria associated with the hydrothermal vent polychaete Alvinella pompejana.
In particular, [epsilon]-Proteobacteria were found to largely dominate the microbial communities associated with the vent polychaeate Alvinella pompejana and tubeworm Riftia pachyptila on the EPR at both 9[degrees] and 13[degrees] North (Cary et al.
Growth and phylogenetic properties of novel epsilon proteobacteria enriched from Alvinella pompejana and Deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
The tube worm species Alvinella pompejana live around vent systems all along the East Pacific Rise, an undersea geological formation that stretches for thousands of miles.
The discovery of 350 [degrees] C+ hydrothermal fluid pouring from "black smoker" chimneys in 1979 added a new dimension to hydrothermal vent biology: a tremendous diversity of microorganisms including Archaea growing above 100 [degrees] C, and Alvinella pompejana worms living at temperatures up to 50 [degrees] C.
2001) and the alvinellid polychaete Alvinella pompejana (Pradillon et al, 2001, 2005), both from the East Pacific Rise, have been cultured using pressurization techniques.
Growth and phylogenetic properties of novel bacteria belonging to the epsilon subdivision of the Proteobacteria enriched from Alvinella pompejana and deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
A recent study presents environmental data suggesting that Alvinella pompejana, a vent-chimney alvinellid worm, lives under sustained temperatures of 60 [degrees]C, which could make it the Earth's most thermotolerant metazoan (1).