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Research Article

Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab

  • Andrew R. Thurber mail,

    athurber@coas.oregonstate.edu

    Affiliation: Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • William J. Jones,

    Affiliation: Environmental Genomics Core Facility, Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

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  • Kareen Schnabel

    Affiliation: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Published: November 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Andrew R. Thurber
Integrative Oceanography Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, United States of America
William J. Jones
Environmental Genomics Core Facility, Environmental Health Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
Kareen Schnabel
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand

Corresponding Author

Email: athurber@coas.oregonstate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ART. Performed the experiments: ART KS WJJ. Analyzed the data: ART KS WJJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ART KS WJJ. Wrote the paper: ART KS WJJ.