Biogeographic congruency among bacterial communities from terrestrial sulfidic springs

  title={Biogeographic congruency among bacterial communities from terrestrial sulfidic springs},
  author={Brendan Joseph Headd and Annette Summers Engel},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
  • B. Headd, A. Engel
  • Published 8 September 2014
  • Environmental Science
  • Frontiers in Microbiology
Terrestrial sulfidic springs support diverse microbial communities by serving as stable conduits for geochemically diverse and nutrient-rich subsurface waters. Microorganisms that colonize terrestrial springs likely originate from groundwater, but may also be sourced from the surface. As such, the biogeographic distribution of microbial communities inhabiting sulfidic springs should be controlled by a combination of spring geochemistry and surface and subsurface transport mechanisms, and not… 

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