publication . Article . 2017

Genetic mechanisms of bone digestion and nutrient absorption in the bone-eating worm Osedax japonicus inferred from transcriptome and gene expression analyses

Yoshihiro Fujiwara; Masa-aki Yoshida; Hiroyuki Koga; Norio Miyamoto;
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  • Published: 13 Jan 2017 Journal: BMC Evolutionary Biology, volume 17, issue 1 (issn: 1471-2148, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract
Background Bone-eating worms of the genus Osedax (Annelida, Siboglinidae) have adapted to whale fall environments by acquiring a novel characteristic called the root, which branches and penetrates into sunken bones. The worms lack a digestive tract and mouth opening, and it has been suggested that Osedax degrade vertebrate bones and uptake nutrients through acidification and secretion of enzymes from the root. Symbiotic bacteria in the root tissue may have a crucial role in the metabolism of Osedax. However, the molecular mechanisms and cells responsible for bone digestion and nutrient uptake are still unclear, and information on the metabolic interaction betwee...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Research Article, Matrix metalloproteinase, Bone digestion, Solute carrier family transporter, Nutrient uptake, Symbiotic bacteria, Whale fall, Siboglinidae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Digestion, Zoology, Osedax, Vertebrate, biology.animal, Osedax japonicus, Botany, Transcriptome
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Smith, CR, Kukert, H, Wheatcroft, RA, Jumars, PA, Deming, JW. Vent fauna on whale remains. Nature.. 1989; 341: 27-28 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Smith, CR, Baco, AR. Ecology of whale falls at the deep-sea floor. Oceanogr Mar Biol Annu Rev. 2003; 41: 311-354

Rouse, GW, Goffredi, SK, Vrijenhoek, RC. Osedax: bone-eating marine worms with dwarf males. Science. 2004; 305: 668-671 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Jones, WJ, Johnson, SB, Rouse, GW, Vrijenhoek, RC. Marine worms (genus Osedax) colonize cow bones. Proc R Soc B. 2008; 275: 387-391 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Rouse, GW, Goffredi, SK, Johnson, SB, Vrijenhoek, RC. Not whale-fall specialists, Osedax worms also consume fishbones. Biol Lett. 2011; 7: 736-739 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Rouse, GW, Wilson, NG, Worsaae, K, Vrijenhoek, RC. A dwarf male reversal in bone-eating worms. Curr Biol. 2015; 25: 236-241 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Goffredi, SK, Paull, CK, Fulton-Bennett, K, Hurtado, LA, Vrijenhoek, RC. Unusual benthic fauna associated with a whale fall in Monterey Canyon, California. Deep Sea Res I. 2004; 51: 1295-1306 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Glover, AG, Kallstrom, B, Smith, CR, Dahlgren, TG. World-wide whale worms? A new species of Osedax from the shallow north Atlantic. Proc R Soc B. 2005; 272: 2587-2592 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Fujikura, K, Fujiwara, Y, Kawato, M. A new species of Osedax (Annelida: Siboglinidae) associated with whale carcasses off Kyushu, Japan. Zoolog Sci. 2006; 23: 733-740 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Braby, CE, Rouse, GW, Johnson, SB, Jones, WJ, Vrijenhoek, RC. Bathymetric and temporal variation among Osedax boneworms and associated megafauna on whale-falls in Monterey Bay, California. Deep Sea Res I.. 2007; 54: 1773-1791 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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Abstract
Background Bone-eating worms of the genus Osedax (Annelida, Siboglinidae) have adapted to whale fall environments by acquiring a novel characteristic called the root, which branches and penetrates into sunken bones. The worms lack a digestive tract and mouth opening, and it has been suggested that Osedax degrade vertebrate bones and uptake nutrients through acidification and secretion of enzymes from the root. Symbiotic bacteria in the root tissue may have a crucial role in the metabolism of Osedax. However, the molecular mechanisms and cells responsible for bone digestion and nutrient uptake are still unclear, and information on the metabolic interaction betwee...
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Research Article, Matrix metalloproteinase, Bone digestion, Solute carrier family transporter, Nutrient uptake, Symbiotic bacteria, Whale fall, Siboglinidae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Digestion, Zoology, Osedax, Vertebrate, biology.animal, Osedax japonicus, Botany, Transcriptome
70 references, page 1 of 5

Corliss, JB, Dymond, J, Gordon, LI, Edmond, JM, von Herzen, RP, Ballard, RD. Submarine thermal sprirngs on the galapagos rift. Science.. 1979; 203: 1073-1083 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

German, CR, Ramirez-Llodra, E, Baker, MC, Tyler, PA. ChEss Scientific Steering C: Deep-water chemosynthetic ecosystem research during the census of marine life decade and beyond: a proposed deep-ocean road map. PLoS ONE. 2011; 6: e23259 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Van Dover, CL, German, CR, Speer, KG, Parson, LM, Vrijenhoek, RC. Evolution and biogeography of deep-sea vent and seep invertebrates. Science.. 2002; 295: 1253-1257 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Vrijenhoek, R, Kiel, S. Genetics and evolution of deep-sea chemosynthetic bacteria and their invertebrate hosts. The Vent and Seep Biota Topics in Geobiology. 2010: 15-49 [OpenAIRE]

Dubilier, N, Bergin, C, Lott, C. Symbiotic diversity in marine animals: the art of harnessing chemosynthesis. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2008; 6: 725-740 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Smith, CR, Kukert, H, Wheatcroft, RA, Jumars, PA, Deming, JW. Vent fauna on whale remains. Nature.. 1989; 341: 27-28 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Smith, CR, Baco, AR. Ecology of whale falls at the deep-sea floor. Oceanogr Mar Biol Annu Rev. 2003; 41: 311-354

Rouse, GW, Goffredi, SK, Vrijenhoek, RC. Osedax: bone-eating marine worms with dwarf males. Science. 2004; 305: 668-671 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Jones, WJ, Johnson, SB, Rouse, GW, Vrijenhoek, RC. Marine worms (genus Osedax) colonize cow bones. Proc R Soc B. 2008; 275: 387-391 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Rouse, GW, Goffredi, SK, Johnson, SB, Vrijenhoek, RC. Not whale-fall specialists, Osedax worms also consume fishbones. Biol Lett. 2011; 7: 736-739 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Rouse, GW, Wilson, NG, Worsaae, K, Vrijenhoek, RC. A dwarf male reversal in bone-eating worms. Curr Biol. 2015; 25: 236-241 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Goffredi, SK, Paull, CK, Fulton-Bennett, K, Hurtado, LA, Vrijenhoek, RC. Unusual benthic fauna associated with a whale fall in Monterey Canyon, California. Deep Sea Res I. 2004; 51: 1295-1306 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Glover, AG, Kallstrom, B, Smith, CR, Dahlgren, TG. World-wide whale worms? A new species of Osedax from the shallow north Atlantic. Proc R Soc B. 2005; 272: 2587-2592 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Fujikura, K, Fujiwara, Y, Kawato, M. A new species of Osedax (Annelida: Siboglinidae) associated with whale carcasses off Kyushu, Japan. Zoolog Sci. 2006; 23: 733-740 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Braby, CE, Rouse, GW, Johnson, SB, Jones, WJ, Vrijenhoek, RC. Bathymetric and temporal variation among Osedax boneworms and associated megafauna on whale-falls in Monterey Bay, California. Deep Sea Res I.. 2007; 54: 1773-1791 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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