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Research Article

Evolutionary Process of Deep-Sea Bathymodiolus Mussels

  • Jun-Ichi Miyazaki mail,

    miyazaki@yamanashi.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Faculty of Education and Human Sciences, University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan

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  • Leonardo de Oliveira Martins,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

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  • Yuko Fujita,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Hiroto Matsumoto,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Yoshihiro Fujiwara

    Affiliation: Research Program for Marine Biology and Ecology, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Published: April 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010363
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Jun-Ichi Miyazaki
Faculty of Education and Human Sciences, University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan
Leonardo de Oliveira Martins
Department of Biochemistry, Genetics and Immunology, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Yuko Fujita, Hiroto Matsumoto
Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Yoshihiro Fujiwara
Research Program for Marine Biology and Ecology, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: miyazaki@yamanashi.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JIM. Performed the experiments: JIM YF HM YF. Analyzed the data: JIM LdOM YF HM YF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JIM LdOM YF. Wrote the paper: JIM LdOM.