Characterization of Microbial Population Shifts during Sample Storage

  title={Characterization of Microbial Population Shifts during Sample Storage},
  author={Heath J. Mills and Brandi Kiel Reese and Cruz St. Peter},
  booktitle={Front. Microbio.},
The objective of this study was to determine shifts in the microbial community structure and potential function based on standard Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) storage procedures for sediment cores. Standard long-term storage protocols maintain sediment temperature at 4°C for mineralogy, geochemical, and/or geotechnical analysis whereas standard microbiological sampling immediately preserves sediments at -80°C. Storage at 4°C does not take into account populations may remain active… CONTINUE READING
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