Significance of Polysaccharides in Microbial Physiology and the Ecology of Hydrothermal Vent Environments

  1. William S.D. Wilcock,
  2. Edward F Delong,
  3. Deborah S. Kelley,
  4. John A. Baross and
  5. S. Craig Cary
  1. Marybeth A. Pysz1,
  2. Clemente I. Montero1,
  3. Swapnil R. Chhabra1,
  4. Robert M. Kelly1 and
  5. Kristina D. Rinker2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/144GM14

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Pysz, M. A., Montero, C. I., Chhabra, S. R., Kelly, R. M. and Rinker, K. D. (2004) Significance of Polysaccharides in Microbial Physiology and the Ecology of Hydrothermal Vent Environments, in The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds W. S.D. Wilcock, E. F. Delong, D. S. Kelley, J. A. Baross and S. Craig Cary), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/144GM14

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

  2. 2

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904092

Online ISBN: 9781118666135

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Keywords:

  • Deep-sea ecology—Congresses;
  • Mid-ocean ridges—Congresses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Hydrothermal Vent Microbiology

  • Metabolism of Hyperthermophilic Microorganisms

  • Complex Carbohydrate Utilization by Hyperthermophiles

  • Exopolysaccharide Production and Biofilm Formation in Hyperthermophiles

  • Deep-Sea Mesophilic Polysaccharides

  • Mixed Cultures and Implications on Natural Microbial Communities