polychaeta

Summary

Summary: A class of marine annelids including sandworms, tube worms, clamworms, and fire worms. It includes also the genus Myxicola infundibulum.

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  1. Childress J, Girguis P. The metabolic demands of endosymbiotic chemoautotrophic metabolism on host physiological capacities. J Exp Biol. 2011;214:312-25 pubmed publisher
    ..These analyses suggest that the high demand for oxygen by chemoautotrophic and methanotrophic symbionts is likely a major factor precluding their endosymbiosis with cnidarians...
  2. Backfisch B, Veedin Rajan V, Fischer R, Lohs C, Arboleda E, Tessmar Raible K, et al. Stable transgenesis in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii sheds new light on photoreceptor evolution. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:193-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study marks significant advance for the understanding of photoreceptor cell (PRC) evolution and development and for Platynereis as a functional lophotrochozoan model system...
  3. Steinmetz P, Kostyuchenko R, Fischer A, Arendt D. The segmental pattern of otx, gbx, and Hox genes in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii. Evol Dev. 2011;13:72-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data thus support the view that an ancestral ground pattern of segmental identities existed in the trunk of the last common protostome ancestor that was lost or modified in protostomes lacking overt segmentation...
  4. Chandramouli K, Reish D, Qian P. Gel-based and gel-free identification of proteins and phosphopeptides during egg-to-larva transition in polychaete Neanthes arenaceodentata. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e38814 pubmed publisher
  5. Robidart J, Roque A, Song P, Girguis P. Linking hydrothermal geochemistry to organismal physiology: physiological versatility in Riftia pachyptila from sedimented and basalt-hosted vents. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e21692 pubmed publisher
    ..These observations raise new hypotheses regarding adaptations to the geochemical diversity of habitats occupied by Riftia, and the degree to which the environment influences symbiont physiology and evolution. ..
  6. Audzijonyte A, Vrijenhoek R. When gaps really are gaps: statistical phylogeography of hydrothermal vent invertebrates. Evolution. 2010;64:2369-84 pubmed publisher
    ..The simulation approaches presented here might be useful for testing the significance of inferred phylogeographic gaps in other species...
  7. Hasse C, Rebscher N, Reiher W, Sobjinski K, Moerschel E, Beck L, et al. Three consecutive generations of nephridia occur during development of Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Polychaeta). Dev Dyn. 2010;239:1967-76 pubmed publisher
    ..Development of three consecutive sets of nephridia with different morphology and biochemical properties was unexpected and reveals an interesting multistep process in the development of excretory structures in Platynereis...
  8. Tomer R, Denes A, Tessmar Raible K, Arendt D. Profiling by image registration reveals common origin of annelid mushroom bodies and vertebrate pallium. Cell. 2010;142:800-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These data indicate deep homology of pallium and mushroom bodies and date back the origin of higher brain centers to prebilaterian times...
  9. Rosen G, Miller K. A postexposure feeding assay using the marine polychaete Neanthes arenaceodentata suitable for laboratory and in situ exposures. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2011;30:730-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The utility of this assay in actual marine and estuarine sediments is being assessed in situ at several North American sediment sites, and will be reported in future publications...

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  1. Katz S, Klepal W, Bright M. The Osedax trophosome: organization and ultrastructure. Biol Bull. 2011;220:128-39 pubmed
    ..Comparison of all siboglinid trophosomes and re-evaluation of their body regions allows us to discuss whether the trophosomes are homologous and to hypothesize about the organization of the last common ancestor of Siboglinidae...
  2. Vinther J, Eibye Jacobsen D, Harper D. An Early Cambrian stem polychaete with pygidial cirri. Biol Lett. 2011;7:929-32 pubmed publisher
    ..The newly described fossil shows that this character had already developed within the total group by the Early Cambrian...
  3. Blank M, Mikkat S, Verleih M, Bastrop R. Proteomic comparison of two invasive polychaete species and their naturally occurring F1-hybrids. J Proteome Res. 2012;11:897-905 pubmed publisher
    ..It furthermore indicates the feasibility of proteomic methods for analyses of speciation in Marenzelleria siblings as well as of hybridization events in secondary contact zones in general...
  4. Jollivet D, Mary J, Gagniere N, Tanguy A, Fontanillas E, Boutet I, et al. Proteome adaptation to high temperatures in the ectothermic hydrothermal vent Pompeii worm. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e31150 pubmed publisher
  5. Chan V, Li C, Lane A, Wang Y, Lu X, Shih K, et al. CO(2)-driven ocean acidification alters and weakens integrity of the calcareous tubes produced by the serpulid tubeworm, Hydroides elegans. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e42718 pubmed publisher
  6. Broquet T, Viard F, Yearsley J. Genetic drift and collective dispersal can result in chaotic genetic patchiness. Evolution. 2013;67:1660-75 pubmed publisher
    ..These results call for empirical studies of the effective number of breeders producing larval cohorts, and population genetics at the larval stage...
  7. Dray N, Tessmar Raible K, Le Gouar M, Vibert L, Christodoulou F, Schipany K, et al. Hedgehog signaling regulates segment formation in the annelid Platynereis. Science. 2010;329:339-42 pubmed publisher
    ..The molecular similarity of segment patterning functions of the Hedgehog pathway in an annelid and in arthropods supports a common origin of segmentation in protostomes...
  8. Plouviez S, Le Guen D, Lecompte O, Lallier F, Jollivet D. Determining gene flow and the influence of selection across the equatorial barrier of the East Pacific Rise in the tube-dwelling polychaete Alvinella pompejana. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:220 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study evaluates the strength of the equatorial barrier to gene flow and tests for potential secondary contact zones between A. pompejana populations by comparing the mtCOI gene with nuclear genes...
  9. Zhang Y, Sun J, Xiao K, Arellano S, Thiyagarajan V, Qian P. 2D gel-based multiplexed proteomic analysis during larval development and metamorphosis of the biofouling polychaete tubeworm Hydroides elegans. J Proteome Res. 2010;9:4851-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, our results indicated that the level of protein phosphorylation might play a crucial role in the initiation of larval settlement and metamorphosis...
  10. Simakov O, Marlétaz F, Cho S, Edsinger Gonzales E, Havlak P, Hellsten U, et al. Insights into bilaterian evolution from three spiralian genomes. Nature. 2013;493:526-31 pubmed publisher
  11. Rodrigues C, Hilário A, Cunha M, Weightman A, Webster G. Microbial diversity in Frenulata (Siboglinidae, Polychaeta) species from mud volcanoes in the Gulf of Cadiz (NE Atlantic). Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2011;100:83-98 pubmed publisher
  12. Rouse G, Goffredi S, Johnson S, Vrijenhoek R. Not whale-fall specialists, Osedax worms also consume fishbones. Biol Lett. 2011;7:736-9 pubmed publisher
  13. Chen Z, Wang H, Qian P. Characterization and expression of calmodulin gene during larval settlement and metamorphosis of the polychaete Hydroides elegans. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2012;162:113-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, our results revealed that CaM has important functions in the larval settlement and metamorphosis of H. elegans...
  14. Verna C, Ramette A, Wiklund H, Dahlgren T, Glover A, Gaill F, et al. High symbiont diversity in the bone-eating worm Osedax mucofloris from shallow whale-falls in the North Atlantic. Environ Microbiol. 2010;12:2355-70 pubmed publisher
    ..The observed diversity and distribution patterns indicate that the endosymbionts are transmitted horizontally from the environment with repeated infection events occurring as the host root tissues grow into the whale bones...
  15. Chandramouli K, Zhang Y, Wong Y, Qian P. Comparative glycoproteome analysis: dynamics of protein glycosylation during metamorphic transition from Pelagic to Benthic life stages in three invertebrates. J Proteome Res. 2012;11:1330-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The current study provides preliminary information on protein glycosylation in marine invertebrates that will serve as a solid basis for future comprehensive analysis of glycobiology during larval settlement and metamorphosis...
  16. Chandramouli K, Sun J, Mok F, Liu L, Qiu J, Ravasi T, et al. Transcriptome and quantitative proteome analysis reveals molecular processes associated with larval metamorphosis in the polychaete Pseudopolydora vexillosa. J Proteome Res. 2013;12:1344-58 pubmed publisher
    ..Further, transcriptomic and proteomic insights provide a new direction to understand the fundamental mechanisms that regulate larval metamorphosis in polychaetes...
  17. O Brien A, Keough M. Detecting benthic community responses to pollution in estuaries: a field mesocosm approach. Environ Pollut. 2013;175:45-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Consistent responses across estuaries suggest numbers of individuals, and especially Capitella sp., could be used to identify contaminated sediments in estuaries with similar fauna and site characteristics...
  18. Eichinger I, Klepal W, Schmid M, Bright M. Organization and microanatomy of the Sclerolinum contortum trophosome (Polychaeta, Siboglinidae). Biol Bull. 2011;220:140-53 pubmed
    ..Using Raman microspectroscopy we demonstrate that the endosymbionts of S. contortum from the Gulf of Mexico contain sulfur vesicles, and we argue for a chemoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing metabolism...
  19. Cowart D, Huang C, Arnaud Haond S, Carney S, Fisher C, Schaeffer S. Restriction to large-scale gene flow vs. regional panmixia among cold seep Escarpia spp. (Polychaeta, Siboglinidae). Mol Ecol. 2013;22:4147-4162 pubmed publisher
    ..southwardae (n = 80), no population structure was detected. These findings suggest that despite the patchiness and isolation of seep habitats, connectivity is high on regional scales. ..
  20. Rizzo C, Michaud L, Hörmann B, Gerçe B, Syldatk C, Hausmann R, et al. Bacteria associated with sabellids (Polychaeta: Annelida) as a novel source of surface active compounds. Mar Pollut Bull. 2013;70:125-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that filter-feeding Polychaetes could represent a novel and yet unexplored source of biosurfactant-producing bacteria...
  21. Mary J, Rogniaux H, Rees J, Zal F. Response of Alvinella pompejana to variable oxygen stress: a proteomic approach. Proteomics. 2010;10:2250-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The significance of the relatively small set of proteins modulated by oxygen variations is discussed in the context of a potential universal cellular response to stress...
  22. Dilly G, Young C, Lane W, Pangilinan J, Girguis P. Exploring the limit of metazoan thermal tolerance via comparative proteomics: thermally induced changes in protein abundance by two hydrothermal vent polychaetes. Proc Biol Sci. 2012;279:3347-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Ultimately, oxidative stress may be the key factor in limiting all metazoan thermotolerance...
  23. Gagniere N, Jollivet D, Boutet I, Brelivet Y, Busso D, Da Silva C, et al. Insights into metazoan evolution from Alvinella pompejana cDNAs. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:634 pubmed publisher
    ..It represents an outstanding model organism for studying adaptation to harsh physicochemical conditions and for isolating stable macromolecules resistant to high temperatures...
  24. Vinn O. SEM study of semi-oriented tube microstructures of Serpulidae (Polychaeta, Annelida): implications for the evolution of complex oriented microstructures. Microsc Res Tech. 2013;76:453-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The occurrence of semi-oriented microstructures in serpulids supports the hypothesis that complex oriented microstructures are derived from isotropic microstructures via evolution of a biochemical crystal orientation control mechanism...
  25. Chandramouli K, Mok F, Wang H, Qian P. Phosphoproteome analysis during larval development and metamorphosis in the spionid polychaete Pseudopolydora vexillosa. BMC Dev Biol. 2011;11:31 pubmed publisher
    ..A combination of affinity chromatography, 2D-PAGE, and mass spectrometry was used to identify the phosphoproteins in pre-competent larvae, competent larvae, and newly metamorphosed juveniles...
  26. Pflugfelder B, Cary S, Bright M. Dynamics of cell proliferation and apoptosis reflect different life strategies in hydrothermal vent and cold seep vestimentiferan tubeworms. Cell Tissue Res. 2009;337:149-65 pubmed publisher
  27. Bulling M, Solan M, Dyson K, Hernandez Milian G, Luque P, Pierce G, et al. Species effects on ecosystem processes are modified by faunal responses to habitat composition. Oecologia. 2008;158:511-20 pubmed publisher
  28. Rebscher N, Zelada González F, Banisch T, Raible F, Arendt D. Vasa unveils a common origin of germ cells and of somatic stem cells from the posterior growth zone in the polychaete Platynereis dumerilii. Dev Biol. 2007;306:599-611 pubmed
    ..Our data suggest a common origin of germ cells and of somatic stem cells, similar to the situation found in planarians and cnidarians, which may constitute the ancestral mode of germ cell specification in Metazoa...
  29. Bleidorn C, Kruse I, Albrecht S, Bartolomaeus T. Mitochondrial sequence data expose the putative cosmopolitan polychaete Scoloplos armiger (Annelida, Orbiniidae) as a species complex. BMC Evol Biol. 2006;6:47 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study is to test the cosmopolitan status, as well as to clarify the systematics of this species complex in the Eastern North Atlantic, while using a few specimens from the Pacific Ocean for comparision...
  30. De Cian M, Regnault M, Lallier F. Nitrogen metabolites and related enzymatic activities in the body fluids and tissues of the hydrothermal vent tubeworm Riftia pachyptila. J Exp Biol. 2000;203:2907-20 pubmed
    ..Although no definitive conclusions could be drawn regarding the nitrogen regime of Riftia pachyptila, this in vitro study gives several indications for future research in this area...
  31. Køie M, Whipps C, Kent M. Ellipsomyxa gobii (Myxozoa: Ceratomyxidae) in the common goby Pomatoschistus microps (Teleostei: Gobiidae) uses Nereis spp. (Annelida: Polychaeta) as invertebrate hosts. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2004;51:14-8 pubmed
    Nereis diversicolor O.F. Müller and N. succinea Frey et Leuckart (Polychaeta, Nereidae) living in brackish shallow areas in Denmark are naturally infected with tetractinomyxon actinospores. Infected Nereis spp...
  32. Hurtado L, Lutz R, Vrijenhoek R. Distinct patterns of genetic differentiation among annelids of eastern Pacific hydrothermal vents. Mol Ecol. 2004;13:2603-15 pubmed
    ..The present findings are compared with similar evidence from codistributed species of annelids, molluscs and crustaceans to identify potential dispersal filters in these eastern Pacific ridge systems...
  33. Bleidorn C, Podsiadlowski L, Bartolomaeus T. The complete mitochondrial genome of the orbiniid polychaete Orbinia latreillii (Annelida, Orbiniidae)--A novel gene order for Annelida and implications for annelid phylogeny. Gene. 2006;370:96-103 pubmed publisher
    ..Phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial DNA sequence data and amino acid data support an inclusion of Sipuncula within Annelida and a closer relationship to orbiniids is recovered for this taxon...
  34. Goffredi S, Childress J, Lallier F, Desaulniers N. The ionic composition of the hydrothermal vent tube worm Riftia pachyptila: evidence for the elimination of SO2-4SO and H+ and for a Cl-/HCO-3HCO shift. Physiol Biochem Zool. 1999;72:296-306 pubmed
  35. Pechenik J, Pearse J, Qian P. Effects of salinity on spawning and early development of the tube-building polychaete Hydroides elegans in Hong Kong: not just the sperm's fault?. Biol Bull. 2007;212:151-60 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that failure of early development at low salinity in this species in large part reflects an inability of newly fertilized eggs to complete meiosis and cleave, rather than simply a failure of fertilization...
  36. Heuer C, Loesel R. Immunofluorescence analysis of the internal brain anatomy of Nereis diversicolor (Polychaeta, Annelida). Cell Tissue Res. 2008;331:713-24 pubmed
    ..we provide a survey of the internal neuroarchitecture of the brain of the aciculate ragworm Nereis diversicolor (Polychaeta, Annelida)...
  37. Feldman R, Black M, Cary C, Lutz R, Vrijenhoek R. Molecular phylogenetics of bacterial endosymbionts and their vestimentiferan hosts. Mol Mar Biol Biotechnol. 1997;6:268-77 pubmed
    ..A third endosymbiont type, related to the seep species, was found in a tube worm collected from a whale carcass. Our results are consistent with a horizontal model of symbiont transmission...
  38. Sandrini J, Regoli F, Fattorini D, Notti A, Inácio A, Linde Arias A, et al. Short-term responses to cadmium exposure in the estuarine polychaete Laeonereis acuta (polychaeta, Nereididae): subcellular distribution and oxidative stress generation. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2006;25:1337-44 pubmed
    ..The effects caused by cadmium in the present study were observed only after 8 h of exposure, demonstrating that cadmium can generate oxidative stress...
  39. de Rosa R, Prud homme B, Balavoine G. Caudal and even-skipped in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii and the ancestry of posterior growth. Evol Dev. 2005;7:574-87 pubmed
    ..Together with the emerging results on the conservation of segmentation genes, these results reinforce the hypothesis that Urbilateria had a segmented trunk developing through posterior addition...
  40. Cole V, Glasby T, Holloway M. Extending the generality of ecological models to artificial floating habitats. Mar Environ Res. 2005;60:195-210 pubmed
    ..Most importantly, processes that accounted for patterns of distribution of mobile and sessile organisms on artificial floating structures were similar to those repeatedly shown to create such patterns on natural rocky shores...
  41. Hilário A, Young C, Tyler P. Sperm storage, internal fertilization, and embryonic dispersal in vent and seep tubeworms (Polychaeta: Siboglinidae: Vestimentifera). Biol Bull. 2005;208:20-8 pubmed
  42. Thornhill D, Wiley A, Campbell A, Bartol F, Teske A, Halanych K. Endosymbionts of Siboglinum fiordicum and the phylogeny of bacterial endosymbionts in Siboglinidae (Annelida). Biol Bull. 2008;214:135-44 pubmed
    ..fiordicum, from Norway, are most closely related to symbionts of the frenulate Oligobrachia mashikoi from Japan, suggesting that symbionts of frenulates may share common evolutionary history or metabolic features...
  43. Dixon D, Wilson J, Pascoe P, Parry J. Anaphase aberrations in the embryos of the marine tubeworm Pomatoceros lamarckii (Polychaeta: Serpulidae): a new in vivo test assay for detecting aneugens and clastogens in the marine environment. Mutagenesis. 1999;14:375-83 pubmed
    ..The new test assay provides a rapid and inexpensive method for screening chemicals and effluents destined for release into the marine environment for potential gamete effects...
  44. Muller M, Westheide W. Structure of the nervous system of Myzostoma cirriferum (Annelida) as revealed by immunohistochemistry and cLSM analyses. J Morphol. 2000;245:87-98 pubmed
    ..The nervous system M. cirriferum thus exhibits several structures also found in the basic plan of the polychaete nervous system...
  45. Laue B, Nelson D. Sulfur-oxidizing symbionts have not co-evolved with their hydrothermal vent tube worm hosts: an RFLP analysis. Mol Mar Biol Biotechnol. 1997;6:180-8 pubmed
    ..This study strongly supports the conclusion that the symbionts are acquired de novo by each generation of juvenile tube worms from a common source in the surrounding sea water...
  46. Kulakova M, Bakalenko N, Novikova E, Cook C, Eliseeva E, Steinmetz P, et al. Hox gene expression in larval development of the polychaetes Nereis virens and Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Lophotrochozoa). Dev Genes Evol. 2007;217:39-54 pubmed
  47. Rangel L, Santos M, Cech G, Székely C. Morphology, molecular data, and development of Zschokkella mugilis (Myxosporea, Bivalvulida) in a polychaete alternate host, Nereis diversicolor. J Parasitol. 2009;95:561-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Infection was detected only in the winter and spring. In the Aveiro estuary (Portugal), the overall prevalence of infection of the polychaete was 0.5%...
  48. Alain K, Zbinden M, Le Bris N, Lesongeur F, Querellou J, Gaill F, et al. Early steps in microbial colonization processes at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Environ Microbiol. 2004;6:227-41 pubmed
  49. Jennings R, Halanych K. Mitochondrial genomes of Clymenella torquata (Maldanidae) and Riftia pachyptila (Siboglinidae): evidence for conserved gene order in annelida. Mol Biol Evol. 2005;22:210-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, these genomes show AT bias (approximately 66%) and codon usage biases but have a typical gene complement for bilaterian mitochondrial genomes...
  50. Seaver E, Thamm K, Hill S. Growth patterns during segmentation in the two polychaete annelids, Capitella sp. I and Hydroides elegans: comparisons at distinct life history stages. Evol Dev. 2005;7:312-26 pubmed
    ..The results of this study increase our understanding of the cellular origins of segments in annelids, and serve as a basis for interpretation of molecular expression patterns associated with segment formation in polychaetes...
  51. Sutton R, Bolton E, Bartels Hardege H, Eswards M, Reish D, Hardege J. Chemical signal mediated premating reproductive isolation in a marine polychaete, Neanthes acuminata (arenaceodentata). J Chem Ecol. 2005;31:1865-76 pubmed
    ..The aggressive display was stronger upon exposure to seawater conditioned with "unrelated" populations and especially between Pacific and Atlantic populations...
  52. Vrijenhoek R, Johnson S, Rouse G. Bone-eating Osedax females and their 'harems' of dwarf males are recruited from a common larval pool. Mol Ecol. 2008;17:4535-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Mitochondrial sequence diversity was very high in these worms, suggesting that as many as 10(6) females contributed to a common larval pool from which the two sexes were randomly drawn...
  53. Køie M. Spirorbid [correction of Spirorchid] and serpulid polychaetes are candidates as invertebrate hosts for myxozoa. Folia Parasitol (Praha). 2002;49:160-2 pubmed