An abyssal mobilome: Viruses, plasmids and vesicles from deep-sea hydrothermal vents

Type Article
Date 2015-12
Language English
Author(s) Lossouarn Julien1, Dupont Samuel1, Gorlas Aurore2, Mercier Coraline1, Bienvenu Nadege1, Marguet Evelyne2, Forterre Patrick3, Geslin Claire1
Affiliation(s) 1 : IUEM, CNRS, IFREMER, LMEE,UBO,UMR 6197, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
2 : Univ Paris 11, CNRS, CEA, Inst Integrat Cellular Biol, F-91405 Orsay, France.
3 : Inst Pasteur, Lab Biol Mol Gene Chez Extremophiles, Paris 15, France.
Source Research In Microbiology (0923-2508) (Elsevier Science Bv), 2015-12 , Vol. 166 , N. 10 , P. 742-752
DOI 10.1016/j.resmic.2015.04.001
WOS© Times Cited 4
Note Special issue on Microbial diversity, adaptation and evolution
Keyword(s) Deep-sea hydrothermal vent, Bacteria, Archaea, (Hyper-)thermophiles, Mobilome
Abstract Mobile genetic elements (MGEs) such as viruses, plasmids, vesicles, gene transfer agents (GTAs), transposons and transpovirions, which collectively represent the mobilome, interact with cellular organisms from all three domains of life, including those thriving in the most extreme environments. While efforts have been made to better understand deep-sea vent microbial ecology, our knowledge of the mobilome associated with prokaryotes inhabiting deep-sea hydrothermal vents remains limited. Here we focus on the abyssal mobilome by reviewing accumulating data on viruses, plasmids and vesicles associated with thermophilic and hyperthermophilic Bacteria and Archaea present in deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
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