Metagenomic analysis of size-fractionated picoplankton in a marine oxygen minimum zone

@article{Ganesh2014MetagenomicAO,
  title={Metagenomic analysis of size-fractionated picoplankton in a marine oxygen minimum zone},
  author={Sangita Ganesh and Darren J. Parris and Edward F DeLong and Frank J. Stewart},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={8},
  pages={187-211}
}
Marine oxygen minimum zones (OMZs) support diverse microbial communities with roles in major elemental cycles. It is unclear how the taxonomic composition and metabolism of OMZ microorganisms vary between particle-associated and free-living size fractions. We used amplicon (16S rRNA gene) and shotgun metagenome sequencing to compare microbial communities from large (>1.6 μm) and small (0.2–1.6 μm) filter size fractions along a depth gradient in the OMZ off Chile. Despite steep vertical redox… CONTINUE READING
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