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The community structure and vertical distribution of prokaryotes in a deep-sea (ca. 3,191 m) cold sediment sample (ca. 43 cm long) collected at the East Pacific Rise (EPR) ∼13°N were studied with 16SrDNA-based molecular analyses. Total community DNA was extracted from each of four discrete layers EPRDS-1, -2, -3 and -4 (from top to bottom) and 16S rDNA were(More)
Ulva linza is a photophilous alga commonly distributed in shallow and horizontal habitats, and it is also a major contributor to biofouling. Early light-induced protein (ELIP) is a stress-related member of the light-harvesting complex family that is part of the photoprotective mechanism in land plants. In this study, we identified three ELIP-like genes in(More)
The past several years witnessed the increasing global interest in the marine green macroalga Ulva prolifera as it is a key causative species of the massive green tides successively occurring in the Yellow Sea. Accurate localization of the ‘seed’ source is one of the principal scientific concerns to be solved before it is possible to manage these algal(More)
BACKGROUND Seven serine/threonine kinase genes have been predicted in unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803. SpkA and SpkB were shown to be required for cell motility and SpkE has no kinase activity. There is no report whether the other four STKs are involved in stress-mediated signaling in Synechocystis PCC6803. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL(More)
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are important components of infant and adult nutrition because they serve as structural elements of cell membranes. Fatty acid desaturases are responsible for the insertion of double bonds into pre-formed fatty acid chains in reactions that require oxygen and reducing equivalents. In this study, the genome-wide(More)
With rapid urbanization, anthropogenic activities are increasingly influencing the natural environment of the Bohai Bay. In this study, the composition and variation of bacterial and nirS-harboring bacterial communities in the coastal zone sediments of the Bohai Gulf were analyzed using PCR-based clone libraries. A total of 95 genera were detected in the(More)
Gold tailings often release arsenic (As) contaminants into the surrounding environment. Microorganisms play an important role in the As cycle, whereas the effects of As on bacterial communities remain unclear. To reveal the effects of As on the diversity of bacterial communities and their As-tolerance potential, farmland soil and river sediment samples were(More)
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