Archaeal dominance in the mesopelagic zone of the Pacific Ocean

@article{Karner2001ArchaealDI,
  title={Archaeal dominance in the mesopelagic zone of the Pacific Ocean},
  author={M. Karner and E. Delong and D. Karl},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={409},
  pages={507-510}
}
The ocean's interior is Earth's largest biome. Recently, cultivation-independent ribosomal RNA gene surveys have indicated a potential importance for archaea in the subsurface ocean. But quantitative data on the abundance of specific microbial groups in the deep sea are lacking. Here we report a year-long study of the abundance of two specific archaeal groups (pelagic euryarchaeota and pelagic crenarchaeota) in one of the ocean's largest habitats. Monthly sampling was conducted throughout the… Expand
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