Large shifts among eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea define the vertical organization of a lake sediment

@article{Wurzbacher2016LargeSA,
  title={Large shifts among eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea define the vertical organization of a lake sediment},
  author={Christian Wurzbacher and Andrea Fuchs and Katrin Attermeyer and Katharina Frindte and Hans‐Peter Grossart and Michael Hupfer and Peter Casper and Michael T. Monaghan},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2016}
}
Sediments are depositional areas where particles sink from water columns, but they are also microbial hotspots that play an important role in biogeochemical cycles. Unfortunately, the importance of both processes in structuring microbial community composition has not been assessed. We surveyed all organismic signals of the last ca. 170 years of sediment by metabarcoding, identifying global trends for eukaryotes, bacteria, archaea, and monitored 40 sediment parameters. We linked the microbial… 
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