Sulfide Binding by the Blood of the Hydrothermal Vent Tube Worm Riftia pachyptila

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  21 Jan 1983:
Vol. 219, Issue 4582, pp. 295-297
DOI: 10.1126/science.219.4582.295


The blood of the deep-sea hydrothermal vent tube worm Riftia pachyptila Jones contains a sulfide-binding protein that appears to concentrate sulfide from the environment and may function for sulfide transport to the internal endosymbiotic bacteria contained within the coelomic organ, the trophosome.