Distributions of microbial activities in deep subseafloor sediments.

@article{dHondt2004DistributionsOM,
  title={Distributions of microbial activities in deep subseafloor sediments.},
  author={Steven d'Hondt and Bo Barker J\orgensen and Donald J. Miller and Anja Batzke and Ruth Elaine Blake and Barry A. Cragg and Heribert Cypionka and Gerald R Dickens and Timothy G Ferdelman and K Hinrichs and Nils G. Holm and Richard Mitterer and Arthur J. Spivack and Guizhi Wang and Barbara A. Bekins and Bert Engelen and Kathryn H. Ford and Glen Gettemy and Scott D. Rutherford and Henrik Sass and Charles G. Skilbeck and Ivano W. Aiello and Gilles Gu{\`e}rin and Christopher H House and Fumio Inagaki and Patrick Meister and Thomas Naehr and Sachiko Niitsuma and Robert John Parkes and Axel Schippers and David Canfield Smith and Andreas P. Teske and Juergen Wiegel and Christian Naranjo Padilla and Juana Luz Solis Acosta},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={306 5705},
  pages={2216-21}
}
Diverse microbial communities and numerous energy-yielding activities occur in deeply buried sediments of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Distributions of metabolic activities often deviate from the standard model. Rates of activities, cell concentrations, and populations of cultured bacteria vary consistently from one subseafloor environment to another. Net rates of major activities principally rely on electron acceptors and electron donors from the photosynthetic surface world. At open-ocean sites… CONTINUE READING

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