Global occurrence of archaeal amoA genes in terrestrial hot springs.

@article{Zhang2008GlobalOO,
  title={Global occurrence of archaeal amoA genes in terrestrial hot springs.},
  author={Chuanlun L. Zhang and Qi Ye and Zhiyong Huang and Wenjun Li and Jinquan Chen and Zhaoqi Song and Weidong Zhao and Christopher E. Bagwell and William P. Inskeep and Christian A. Ross and Lei Gao and Juergen Wiegel and Christopher S. Romanek and Everett L. Shock and Brian P. Hedlund},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 20},
  pages={6417-26}
}
Despite the ubiquity of ammonium in geothermal environments and the thermodynamic favorability of aerobic ammonia oxidation, thermophilic ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms belonging to the crenarchaeota kingdom have only recently been described. In this study, we analyzed microbial mats and surface sediments from 21 hot spring samples (pH 3.4 to 9.0; temperature, 41 to 86 degrees C) from the United States, China, and Russia and obtained 846 putative archaeal ammonia monooxygenase large-subunit… CONTINUE READING
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