Enigmatic Archaeal and Eukaryotic Life at Hydrothermal Vents and in Marine Subsurface Sediments

  • Andreas Teske
Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 11)

This chapter is intended as a brief introduction on specific, novel aspects of archaeal and eukaryotic biodiversity in two extreme marine environments, hydrothermal vents and deep subsurface sediments: deeply-branching, uncultured archaea occurring in both environments that in some cases do not fit into the well-established crenarchaeota-euryarchaeota dichotomy; the partial overlap in the archaeal community structure of hydrothermal vents and deep subsurface sediments; new developments to decode the physiology and carbon sources of subsurface and vent archaea; and the unexpected diversity of enigmatic protists at hydrothermal vents.


Hydrothermal Vent Subsurface Sediment Heterotrophic Flagellate Anaerobic Methane Oxidation Guaymas Basin 
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  1. 1.Department of Marine SciencesUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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