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Research Article

Modeling the Mutualistic Interactions between Tubeworms and Microbial Consortia

  • Erik E Cordes mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: eec131@psu.edu

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Michael A Arthur,

    Affiliation: Geosciences Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Katriona Shea,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Rolf S Arvidson,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth Science, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Charles R Fisher

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: February 22, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030077

About the Authors

Erik E Cordes, Katriona Shea, Charles R Fisher
Biology Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Michael A Arthur
Geosciences Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Rolf S Arvidson
Department of Earth Science, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: eec131@psu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

EEC, MAA, and CRF conceived and designed the experiments. EEC performed the experiments and analyzed the data. KS and RSA contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. EEC, MAA, KS, and CRF wrote the paper.