Comparative analysis of yellow microbial communities growing on the walls of geographically distinct caves indicates a common core of microorganisms involved in their formation.

@article{Porca2012ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of yellow microbial communities growing on the walls of geographically distinct caves indicates a common core of microorganisms involved in their formation.},
  author={Estefania Porca and Valme Jurado and Darja Žgur-Bertok and Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez and Lejla Pa{\vs}i{\'c}},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={255-66}
}
Morphologically similar microbial communities that often form on the walls of geographically distinct limestone caves have not yet been comparatively studied. Here, we analysed phylotype distribution in yellow microbial community samples obtained from the walls of distinct caves located in Spain, Czech Republic and Slovenia. To infer the level of similarity in microbial community membership, we analysed inserts of 474 16S rRNA gene clones and compared those using statistical tools. The results… CONTINUE READING
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