Microelectrode studies of interstitial water chemistry and photosynthetic activity in a hot spring microbial mat.

@article{Revsbech1984MicroelectrodeSO,
  title={Microelectrode studies of interstitial water chemistry and photosynthetic activity in a hot spring microbial mat.},
  author={Niels Peter Revsbech and David M. Ward},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={270-5}
}
Microelectrodes were used to measure oxygen, pH, and oxygenic photosynthetic activity in a hot spring microbial mat (Octopus Spring, Yellowstone National Park), where the cyanobacterium Synechococcus lividus and the filamentous bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus are the only known phototrophs. The data showed very high biological activities in the topmost layers of the microbial mat, resulting in extreme values for oxygen and pH. At a 1-mm depth at a 55 degrees C site, oxygen and pH reached 900… CONTINUE READING

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