Marine Oxygen-Deficient Zones Harbor Depauperate Denitrifying Communities Compared to Novel Genetic Diversity in Coastal Sediments

@article{Bowen2015MarineOZ,
  title={Marine Oxygen-Deficient Zones Harbor Depauperate Denitrifying Communities Compared to Novel Genetic Diversity in Coastal Sediments},
  author={Jennifer L. Bowen and David Weisman and Michie Yasuda and Amal Jayakumar and Hilary G. Morrison and Bess Ward},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={70},
  pages={311-321}
}
Denitrification is a critically important biogeochemical pathway that removes fixed nitrogen from ecosystems and thus ultimately controls the rate of primary production in nitrogen-limited systems. We examined the community structure of bacteria containing the nirS gene, a signature gene in the denitrification pathway, from estuarine and salt marsh… CONTINUE READING