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Bourlyashchy is the largest and hottest pool in the Uzon Caldera, located in the territory of Kronotsky Nature Reserve, Kamchatka, Russia, with sediment surface temperatures at the margins ranging from 86 to 97 °C, and pH from 6.0 to 7.0. The microbial communities of the pool water and sediments were studied comprehensively from 2005 to 2014. Radioisotopic(More)
An obligately anaerobic, hyperthermophilic, organoheterotrophic archaeon, strain Z-1312(T), was isolated from a freshwater hot spring of the Uzon caldera (Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia). The cells were regular cocci, 1-4 microm in diameter, with one long flagellum. The cell envelope was composed of a globular layer attached to the cytoplasmic membrane. The(More)
Detection and analysis of the mcrA gene encoding methyl-coenzyme M reductase, the key enzyme of methanogenesis, was used to assess occurrence and diversity of methanogenic archaea in terrestrial hot springs of Kamchatka and Sa~o Miguel Island (the Azores). For this analysis, phylogeny of methanogens was initially reconstructed based on available sequences(More)
Recent intensive microbiological investigation of sulfidogenesis in soda lakes did not result in isolation of any pure cultures of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) able to directly oxidize acetate. The sulfate-dependent acetate oxidation at haloalkaline conditions has, so far, been only shown in two syntrophic associations of novel Syntrophobacteraceae(More)
Propionate can be directly oxidized anaerobically with sulfate as e-acceptor at haloalkaline conditions either incompletely to acetate (an example is Desulfobulbus alkaliphilus), or completely (for example by the members of genus Desulfonatronobacter). An enrichment with propionate at methanogenic conditions (without sulfate) inoculated with mixed sediments(More)
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