Microarray-based characterization of microbial community functional structure and heterogeneity in marine sediments from the Gulf of Mexico.

@article{Wu2008MicroarraybasedCO,
  title={Microarray-based characterization of microbial community functional structure and heterogeneity in marine sediments from the Gulf of Mexico.},
  author={Liyou Wu and Laurie Kellogg and Allan H. Devol and James M. Tiedje and Jizhong Zhou},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 14},
  pages={4516-29}
}
Marine sediments of coastal margins are important sites of carbon sequestration and nitrogen cycling. To determine the metabolic potential and structure of marine sediment microbial communities, two cores were collected each from the two stations (GMT at a depth of 200 m and GMS at 800 m) in the Gulf of Mexico, and six subsamples representing different depths were analyzed from each of these two cores using functional gene arrays containing approximately 2,000 probes targeting genes involved in… CONTINUE READING