What the electron donor is for bacteria that are ingested by tubeworms at hydrothermal vents is actually unknown. It is suspected that the electron donor is the hydrolysate of amino acids, but its identity is still unknown.
This is a question that’s been asked and answered in the past, but it is still an open question as to how bacteria get into a tubeworm’s digestive tract. Tubeworms are very efficient at removing debris, so it is quite possible that a large amount of bacteria would be trapped in the tubeworm to boot.
The tubeworm is also a good candidate for symbiotic bacteria since it is very efficient at removing debris. The question is then why does the tubeworm use the hydrolysate as its electron donor? The hydrolysate is a very simple polysaccharide, which means it would be very easy for the bacteria to easily digest.
Well, the bacteria are the symbionts. The tubeworm is the host. The hydrolysate is the electron donor. What’s important is that the hydrolysate is a polysaccharide. This is a bacterial-specific compound, so it is very easy for the bacteria to digest. Tubeworms have complex digestive systems, which means they are extremely efficient. They eat a lot of debris like the debris that ends up in the tubeworm.
The hydrolysate is the electron donor. The tubeworm gets an electron and releases it into the hydrolysate. The hydrolysate is a polysaccharide, which means it would be very easy for the bacteria to digest. Well, the bacteria are the symbionts. Tubeworms have complex digestive systems, which means they are extremely efficient. They eat a lot of debris like the debris that ends up in the tubeworm.
So far, the symbionts we’ve encountered have been more “dumb” in the sense that they’re just eating whatever is available. But hydrothermal vents are full of very diverse organisms and so we’re going to have to keep expanding our search to find more of those.
The hydrothermal vents are deep in the Earth’s crust, which means the bacteria are more likely to be found in the water. But hydrothermal vents are also full of many kinds of microbes. Hydrothermal vents are a huge source of carbon and energy, and so it makes sense that they would be the perfect place to find bacteria. But you need to know what to look for.
Well, we’ve now found a lot of bacteria in hydrothermal vents, and you can see an image of them in the video, if you’re interested. Some of the bacteria are known, and some are not, and you can see some of the bacteria in the video. But we’re still a long way from finding all of the bacteria. The next step for us is to find a way to grow these bacteria into a symbiotic relationship with tubeworms.
The bacteria we’ve found are actually a symbiotic relationship between the bacteria and the tubeworms. We are using the bacteria to take out the bacteria, and the bacteria to take out the tubeworms. We’re working with the bacteria to help them reproduce, and the bacteria to help them kill each other off. The bacteria are the only things that can take out the tubeworms. So we’re really just getting started.
I’ve been doing a lot of research on the hydrothermal vents (or ‘HV’s’) and I came across something really cool I didn’t even know until I found a paper about it. In fact, I had no idea the bacteria we were going to be working with were microorganisms. I guess it’s more like bacteria that live in a water that supports microorganisms. Anyway, these bacteria are microscopic aquatic microbe called ‘bacilli’.