The Calyptogena magnifica chemoautotrophic symbiont genome

I. L G Newton, T. Woyke, T. A. Auchtung, G. F. Dilly, R. J. Dutton, M. C. Fisher, K. M. Fontanez, E. Lau, F. J. Stewart, P. M. Richardson, K. W. Barry, E. Saunders, J. C. Detter, D. Wu, Jonathan A Eisen, C. M. Cavanaugh

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Abstract

Chemoautotrophic endosymbionts are the metabolic cornerstone of hydrothermal vent communities, providing invertebrate hosts with nearly all of their nutrition. The Calyptogena magnifica (Bivalvia: Vesicomyidae) symbiont, Candidatus Ruthia magnifica, is the first intracellular sulfur-oxidizing endosymbiont to have its genome sequenced, revealing a suite of metabolic capabilities. The genome encodes major chemoautotrophic pathways as well as pathways for biosynthesis of vitamins, cofactors, and all 20 amino acids required by the clam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)998-1000
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume315
Issue number5814
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 16 2007

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Newton, I. L. G., Woyke, T., Auchtung, T. A., Dilly, G. F., Dutton, R. J., Fisher, M. C., Fontanez, K. M., Lau, E., Stewart, F. J., Richardson, P. M., Barry, K. W., Saunders, E., Detter, J. C., Wu, D., Eisen, J. A., & Cavanaugh, C. M. (2007). The Calyptogena magnifica chemoautotrophic symbiont genome. Science, 315(5814), 998-1000. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1138438