Comparative metagenomics of two microbial mats at Cuatro Ciénegas Basin I: ancient lessons on how to cope with an environment under severe nutrient stress.

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The Cuatro Ciénegas Basin (CCB) is an oasis in the desert of Mexico characterized by low phosphorus availability and by its great diversity of microbial mats. We compared the metagenomes of two aquatic microbial mats from the CCB with different nutrient limitations. We observed that the red mat was P-limited and dominated by Pseudomonas, while the green mat… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/ast.2011.0694

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@article{Peimbert2012ComparativeMO, title={Comparative metagenomics of two microbial mats at Cuatro Ci{\'e}negas Basin I: ancient lessons on how to cope with an environment under severe nutrient stress.}, author={Mariana Peimbert and Luis David Alcaraz and Germ{\'a}n Bonilla-Rosso and Gabriela Olmedo-{\'A}lvarez and Felipe Garc{\'i}a-oliva and Lorenzo Segovia and Lu{\'i}s Enrique Eguiarte and Val{\'e}ria Nunes de Souza}, journal={Astrobiology}, year={2012}, volume={12 7}, pages={648-58} }