Anaerobic Metazoans: No longer an oxymoron

TitleAnaerobic Metazoans: No longer an oxymoron
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsLevin, L. A.
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalBMC Biology
Volume8
Pagination31
Date Published2010
ISSN1741-7007
Abstract

The sediments of a deep-sea hypersaline and sulfidic Mediterranean basin have yielded an unexpected discovery, the first multicellular animals living entirely without oxygen. Reported by Danovaro et al. in BMC Biology, these three new species of Loricifera add a new and remarkable dimension to anoxic ecosystems previously thought to support only unicellular life.

DOI10.1186/1741-7007-8-31
Short TitleBMC BiolBMC Biology