Microbial communities in semi-consolidated carbonate sediments of the Southwest Indian Ridge

Abstract

White semi-consolidated carbonate sediments attached to black ferromanganese oxide films were collected approximately 50 km west of a newly discovered hydrothermal field near the Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR). The biodiversity of the prokaryotic communities within the field was examined using clone library-based culture-independent analysis of the exterior… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12275-014-3133-1

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