Salinity responses of benthic microbial communities in a solar saltern (Eilat, Israel).

@article{Srensen2004SalinityRO,
  title={Salinity responses of benthic microbial communities in a solar saltern (Eilat, Israel).},
  author={Ketil Bernt S\orensen and Donald E Canfield and Aharon Oren},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={1608-16}
}
The salinity responses of cyanobacteria, anoxygenic phototrophs, sulfate reducers, and methanogens from the laminated endoevaporitic community in the solar salterns of Eilat, Israel, were studied in situ with oxygen microelectrodes and in the laboratory in slurries. The optimum salinity for the sulfate reduction rate in sediment slurries was between 100 and 120 per thousand, and sulfate reduction was strongly inhibited at an in situ salinity of 215 per thousand. Nevertheless, sulfate reduction… CONTINUE READING

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