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Carbon-13 depletion in a hydrothermal vent mussel: suggestion of a chemosynthetic food source.
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PMID:  17813375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Tissues of a mytilid mussel from the Clambake I hydrothermal vent in the Galápagos Rift zone are strikingly depleted in carbon-13 relative to the tissues of other marine organisms. The stable carbon isotope composition of this mussel suggests that chemoautotrophic bacteria present in the hydrothermal waters are a major food source for filter-feeding organisms in this abyssal environment.
G H Rau; J I Hedges
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  203     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1979 Feb 
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Created Date:  2010-06-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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