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Gutless Worm

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2015

Meet the digestive tract–lacking oligochaete that has fueled Max Planck researcher Nicole Dubilier’s interest in symbiosis and marine science.

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Sold on Symbiosis

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 1, 2015

A love of the ocean lured Nicole Dubilier into science; gutless sea worms and their nurturing bacterial symbionts keep her at the leading edge of marine microbiology.

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Extreme Living

By Jeffrey Marlow and Jan Amend | February 1, 2015

Take a tour of deep-sea methane seeps and meet the organisms that call these extreme environments home.

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Antarctic Lake Teems With Life

By Chris Palmer | July 8, 2013

DNA and RNA sequences from Lake Vostok below the Antarctic glacier reveal thousands of bacteria species, including some commonly found in fish digestive systems.

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Life on the Ocean Floor, 1977

By Cristina Luiggi | September 1, 2012

The discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the Galápagos Rift revealed a biological Garden of Eden.

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Bottom Dwellers

By Cristina Luiggi | September 1, 2012

See some of the images brought up from early trips to the Galápagos Rift, where an ecosystem thrives around hydrothermal vents.

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