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Ultrastructure of gametogenesis in a chemosynthetic mytilid bivalve (Bathymodiolus childressi) from a bathyal, methane seep environment (northern Gulf of Mexico)

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1999
Title: Ultrastructure of gametogenesis in a chemosynthetic mytilid bivalve (Bathymodiolus childressi) from a bathyal, methane seep environment (northern Gulf of Mexico).
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Name(s): Eckelbarger, Kevin J., creator
Young, Craig M., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag.
Extent: 13 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 2795602 (digitool), FADT2795602 (IID), fau:5533 (fedora), 10.1007/s002270050664 (doi)
Note(s): The ultrastructural features of gametogenesis have been described in the methane-seep mytilid bivalve Bathymodiolus childressi Gustafson, Turner, Lutz & Vrijenhoek, 1998 collected from the Gulf of Mexico in August 1995. This is the first ultrastructural description of gametogenesis in any methane-seep bivalve. B. childressi is gonochoric, and both the testis and ovary consist of acini surrounded by inter-acinal tissue composed of adipogranular cells that serve a nutrient storage function.
This manuscript is a version of an article with the final publication found online at http://www.springerlink.com and may be cited as: Eckelbarger, K. J. and C. M. Young (1999) Ultrastructure of gametogenesis in a chemosynthetic mytilid bivalve (Bathymodiolus childressi) from a bathyal, methane seep environment (northern Gulf of Mexico), Marine Biology 135: 635-646 doi: 10.1007/s002270050664
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1302.
Subject(s): Gametogenesis
Mytilidae --Physiology
Marine biology --Mexico, Gulf of
Bivalves --Physiology
Marine animals --Embryos
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/2795602
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s002270050664
Restrictions on Access: ©1999 Springer-Verlag.
Host Institution: FAU