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Part IVB: Our Deep-Sea Research

  • Gillett, M.B., J.R. Suko, F.O. Santoso, P.H. Yancey (1997). Elevated levels of trimethylamine oxide in muscles of deep-sea gadiform teleosts: a high-pressure adaptation? J. Exper. Zool. 279:386-391
  • Kelly, R.H., P.H. Yancey (1999). High contents of trimethylamine oxide correlating with depth in deep-sea teleost fishes, skates, and decapod crustaceans. The Biological Bulletin 196:18-25 ; PDF version here
  • Yancey, P.H., J.F. Siebenaller (1999). Trimethylamine oxide stabilizes teleost and mammalian lactate dehydrogenases against inactivation by hydrostatic pressure andtrypsinolysis. J. Exper. Biol. 202:3597-3603 ; News Story: Dec. 11 '99 New Scientist (p.22)
  • Yin, M., H.R. Palmer, A.L. Fyfe-Johnson, J.J. Bedford, R.A. Smith, P.H. Yancey (2000). Hypotaurine, N-methyltaurine, taurine, and glycine betaine as dominant osmolytes of vestimentiferan tubeworms from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Phys. Biochem. Zool . 73: 629-637
  • Yancey, P.H., A.L. Fyfe-Johnson, R.H. Kelly, V.P. Walker, M.T. Auñón (2001). Trimethylamine oxide counteracts effects of hydrostatic pressure on proteins of deep-sea teleosts. J. Exp. Zool. 289:172.
  • Yancey, P.H., W. R. Blake, J. Conley (2002). Unusual organic osmolytes in deep-sea animals: adaptations to hydrostatic pressure and other perturbants. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A , 133 (3): 667-676 (click on vol. 133)
  • Yancey, P.H., W. R. Blake, J. Conley, R.H. Kelly (2002). Nitrogenous solutes as protein-stabilizing osmolytes: counteracting the destabilizing effects of hydrostatic pressure in deep-sea fish. In: Nitrogen Excretion in Fish (Proc. Internatl. Congr. Biol. Fish), Wright, P.A. and D. MacKinlay (eds.).
  • Fiess, J., H.A. Hudson, J.R. Hom, C. Kato, P.H. Yancey (2002). Phosphodiester amine, taurine and derivatives, and other osmolytes in vesicomyid bivalves from cold seeps: correlations with depth and symbiont metabolism. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 43: 337-340
  • Yancey, P.H., M.D. Rhea, D. Bailey, K. Kemp (2004). Trimethylamine oxide, betaine and other osmolytes in deep-sea animals: depth trends and effects on enzymes under hydrostatic pressure. Cell Molec. Biol. 50: 371-376
  • Rosenberg , N.K., R.W. Lee, P.H. Yancey (2006). High contents of hypotaurine and thiotaurine in hydrothermal-vent gastropods without thiotrophic endosymbionts. J. Exp. Zool. 305A: 655-662.
  • Brand*, G.L., R.V. Horak*, N. LeBris, S.K. Goffredi, S.L. Carney, B. Govenar, P.H. Yancey (2007). Hypotaurine and thiotaurine as indicators of sulfide exposure in bivalves and vestimentiferans from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Mar. Ecol. 28: 208-218.
  • Samerotte*, A.L., J.C. Drazen, G.L. Brand*, B.A. Seibel, P.H. Yancey (2007). Contents of trimethylamine oxide correlate with depth within as well as among species of teleost fish: an analysis of causation. Phys. Zool. Biochem . 80: 197-208
  • Yancey, P.H., J. Ishikawa*, B. Meyer*, P. Girguis, R. Lee (2009). Hypotaurine and thiotaurine in polychaetes without endosymbionts from hydrothermal vents: correlation with sulfide exposure. J. Exp. Zool. 311A:439-447 .

A complete lecture on adaptations of life to the deep sea , by Prof. George Somero of Stanford, can be found at BioForum


Deep-Sea Biology by J.D. Gage & P.A. Taylor, Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Abyss by C.P. Idyll, Crowell Co., 1971


Deep-Sea Biology by J.D. Gage & P.A. Taylor, Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Abyss by C.P. Idyll, Crowell Co., 1971

Bathyal and Abyssal Fishes

  • Deep-Sea Biology by J.D. Gage & P.A. Taylor, Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Calacademy's Catalog of Fishes Online.
  • A Field Guide to Pacific Coast Fishes of North America-A Peterson Field Guide, by W. Eschmeyer, E. Herald, H. Hammann, Houghton Miflin Co., 1983
  • Deep-Sea Fishes by D.J. Randall & A.P. Farrell, Academic Press, 1997
  • Fishbase, an online data base of all fish species known




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