The TWiM team explores microbes in snowblower vents on the ocean floor, and cleavage of antibody molecules by a Mycoplasma protease.
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Image: Photograph of the ‘Subway’ snowblower vent on the sea floor at Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Visible are white ‘snow’ in the vent and orange floc on the seafloor. Credit: Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility and the University of Washington.
Links for this episode
- Happy Birthday, Elio!
- In the Company of Microbes
- Snowblower vents (Front Micro)
- Deep-sea snowblower vents video (YouTube)
- Visions 11 cruise photos
- Mycoplasma capture and cleave IgG (PNAS)
- Snowblower image (large)
- Letters read on TWiM 127
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