Marine deep sediment microbial communities

  title={Marine deep sediment microbial communities},
  author={Andreas Teske},
A new biosphere of bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes in deep marine subsurface sediments, characterized by unexpected evolutionary depth and metabolic diversity, is currently being explored by gene sequencing surveys, cell counts, molecular quantification studies, and cultivations. Although cultivable bacteria have been detected and quantified in deep marine sediments decades ago (Morita and Zobell 1955), the pioneering work by John R. Parkes and colleagues provided comprehensive proof of the… CONTINUE READING