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Contact: Whitney Heins
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Thick Lucine

Caption: These are commonly named thick lucine, Phacoides pectinatus, collected from sediments near Fort Pierce, Fla. Ongoing research focused on P. pectinatus is revealing a much more diverse assemblage of chemosymbionts than previously recognized, including bacteria associated with nitrogen and methane, in addition to sulfur cycling.

Credit: Annette Engel, University of Tennessee

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