Community Structure of Archaea from Deep-Sea Sediments of the South China Sea

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Using the archaeal 16S rRNA gene, we determined the community structures of archaea of subseafloor sediments (∼9–11 m below seafloor) from two geographically distant cores (MD05-2896, south, water depth 1,657 m; MD05-2902, north, water depth 3,697 m) in the South China Sea. Euryarchaeota accounted for 61.4% of total archaeal clone libraries at MD05-2896 and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00248-010-9746-y

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