Project Name Mediterranean Gutless Worm Metagenome 
Domain (1) bacteria
Investigators (1)
Institution DOE Joint Genome Institute
Project Code CAM_PROJ_GutlessWorm
Project Type metagenome
Publications (1)


Juvenile and adult specimens of the marine oligochaetes Olavius algarvenis and Olavius ilvae (gutless worm lacking a mouth, gut and nephridia) were collected from silicate sediments in a bay off Capo di Sant' Andrea, Elba, Italy. Four co-occurring bacterial symbionts were identified and shown to be capable of carbon fixation, which provides the host with multiple sources of nutrition.


Name Code Organism CDS NT Pep
Assembly from GutlessWorm Reads GUTLS_WRM_ELBA_ASM_20040501 GUTLESS_WORM      


Sample Name PI Desc Cart
GUTLESS_WORM NA GUTLESS_WORM - Mediterranean Gutless Worm