Assessing biosynthetic potential of agricultural groundwater through metagenomic sequencing: A diverse anammox community dominates nitrate-rich groundwater

  title={Assessing biosynthetic potential of agricultural groundwater through metagenomic sequencing: A diverse anammox community dominates nitrate-rich groundwater},
  author={William Basil Ludington and Thaddeus D Seher and Olin Applegate and Xunde Li and Joseph I. Kliegman and Charles R. Langelier and Edward R. Atwill and Thomas Harter and Joseph L. Derisi},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Background Climate change produces extremes in both temperature and precipitation causing increased drought severity and increased reliance on groundwater resources. Agricultural practices, which rely on groundwater, are sensitive to but also sources of contaminants, including nitrate. How agricultural contamination drives groundwater geochemistry through microbial metabolism is poorly understood. Methods On an active cow dairy in the Central Valley of California, we sampled groundwater from… 
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