Michael Larentis

Learn More
Hydrocarbon contaminants in groundwater can be degraded by microbes under different redox settings, forming hot spots of degradation especially at the fringes of contaminant plumes. At a tar-oil-contaminated aquifer in Germany, it was previously shown that the distribution of anaerobic toluene degraders as traced via catabolic and ribosomal marker genes is(More)
The bacterial and archaeal diversity of deep groundwater systems was investigated based on 16S rRNA-SSCP (single strand conformation polymorphism) fingerprints. The study site included five boreholes along the projected Brenner Base Tunnel in the central Alps of Tyrol, Austria. To obtain representative samples, packer-sealed fractures were sampled at(More)
A comparison of ribosomal RNA sequence analysis methods based on clone libraries and single-strand conformational polymorphism technique (SSCP) was performed with groundwater samples obtained between 523-555 meters below surface. The coverage of analyzed clones by phylotype-richness estimates was between 88-100%, confirming that the clone libraries were(More)
  • 1