High abundance of Archaea in Antarctic marine picoplankton.


Archaea (archaebacteria) constitute one of the three major evolutionary lineages of life on Earth. Previously these prokaryotes were thought to predominate in only a few unusual and disparate niches, characterized by hypersaline, extremely hot, or strictly anoxic conditions. Recently, novel (uncultivated) phylotypes of Archaea have been detected in coastal… (More)


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@article{DeLong1994HighAO, title={High abundance of Archaea in Antarctic marine picoplankton.}, author={Edward F DeLong and Karen Y Wu and Barbara B. Pr{\'e}zelin and Raffael V. M. Jovine}, journal={Nature}, year={1994}, volume={371 6499}, pages={695-7} }