Microbial Diversity in Sediments of Saline Qinghai Lake, China: Linking Geochemical Controls to Microbial Ecology

@article{Dong2006MicrobialDI,
  title={Microbial Diversity in Sediments of Saline Qinghai Lake, China: Linking Geochemical Controls to Microbial Ecology},
  author={Hailiang Dong and Gengxin Zhang and Hongchen Jiang and Bingsong Yu and Leah R. Chapman and C. R. Lucas and Matthew W. Fields},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={51},
  pages={65-82}
}
Saline lakes at high altitudes represent an important and extreme microbial ecosystem, yet little is known about microbial diversity in such environments. The objective of this study was to examine the change of microbial diversity from the bottom of the lake to sediments of 40 cm in depth in a core from Qinghai Lake. The lake is saline (12.5 g/L salinity) and alkaline (pH 9.4) and is located on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau at an altitude of 3196 m above sea level. Pore water chemistry of the… 

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