Phylogenetic diversity of a microbialite reef in a cold alkaline freshwater lake.

@article{Chan2014PhylogeneticDO,
  title={Phylogenetic diversity of a microbialite reef in a cold alkaline freshwater lake.},
  author={Olivia W. Chan and Donnabella C. Bugler-Lacap and Jennifer F. Biddle and Darlene S. S. Lim and Christopher P McKay and Stephen B. Pointing},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={391-8}
}
A culture-independent multidomain survey of biodiversity in microbialite structures within the cold alkaline Pavilion Lake (British Columbia, Canada) revealed a largely homogenous community at depths from 10 to 30 m. Real-time quantitative PCR was used to demonstrate that bacteria comprised approximately 80%-95% of recoverable phylotypes. Archaeal phylotypes accounted for <5% of the community in microbialites exposed to the water column, while structures in sediment contact supported 4- to 5… CONTINUE READING