Chemoautotrophic Carbon Fixation Rates and Active Bacterial Communities in Intertidal Marine Sediments

@inproceedings{Boschker2014ChemoautotrophicCF,
  title={Chemoautotrophic Carbon Fixation Rates and Active Bacterial Communities in Intertidal Marine Sediments},
  author={Henricus T. S. Boschker and Diana Vasquez-Cardenas and Henk Bolhuis and Tanja W. C. Moerdijk-Poortvliet and Leon Moodley},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Chemoautotrophy has been little studied in typical coastal marine sediments, but may be an important component of carbon recycling as intense anaerobic mineralization processes in these sediments lead to accumulation of high amounts of reduced compounds, such as sulfides and ammonium. We studied chemoautotrophy by measuring dark-fixation of 13C-bicarbonate into phospholipid derived fatty acid (PLFA) biomarkers at two coastal sediment sites with contrasting sulfur chemistry in the Eastern… CONTINUE READING
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