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Hydrothermal vent fields and chemosynthetic biota on the world's deepest seafloor spreading centre
(Nature Publishing Group, 2012-01-10)
The Mid-Cayman spreading centre is an ultraslow-spreading ridge in the Caribbean Sea. Its extreme depth and geographic isolation from other mid-ocean ridges offer insights into the effects of pressure on hydrothermal ...
Energy landscapes shape microbial communities in hydrothermal systems on the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge
(Nature Publishing Group (NPG), 2015-01-09)
Methods developed in geochemical modelling combined with recent advances in molecular microbial ecology provide new opportunities to explore how microbial communities are shaped by their chemical surroundings. Here, we ...
Microbial community composition shapes enzyme patterns in topsoil and subsoil horizons along a latitudinal transect in Western Siberia
Soil horizons below 30 cm depth contain about 60% of the organic carbon stored in soils. Although insight into the physical and chemical stabilization of soil organic matter (SOM) and into microbial community composition ...
Effects of soil organic matter properties and microbial community composition on enzyme activities in cryoturbated arctic soils
Enzyme-mediated decomposition of soil organic matter (SOM) is controlled, amongst other factors, by organic matter properties and by the microbial decomposer community present. Since microbial community composition and SOM ...
Simultaneous Assessment of Soil Microbial Community Structure and Function through Analysis of the Meta-Transcriptome
(Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2008-06-25)
Background: Soil ecosystems harbor the most complex prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbial communities on Earth. Experimental approaches studying these systems usually focus on either the soil community’s taxonomic structure ...