Microbial diversity in shallow-water hydrothermal sediments of Kueishan Island, Taiwan as revealed by pyrosequencing.

@article{Wang2015MicrobialDI,
  title={Microbial diversity in shallow-water hydrothermal sediments of Kueishan Island, Taiwan as revealed by pyrosequencing.},
  author={Li Wang and Man Kit Cheung and Hoi Shan Kwan and Jiang-Shiou Hwang and Chong Kim Wong},
  journal={Journal of basic microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={55 11},
  pages={1308-18}
}
Kueishan Island is a young volcanic island in the southernmost edge of the Okinawa Trough in the northeastern part of Taiwan. A cluster of hydrothermal vents is located off the southeastern tip of the Island at water depths between 10 and 80 m. This paper presents the results of the first study on the microbial communities in bottom sediments collected from the shallow-water hydrothermal vents of Kueishan Island. Small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene-based high-throughput 454 pyrosequencing was used… CONTINUE READING