Structural and Functional Changes with Depth in Microbial Communities in a Tropical Malaysian Peat Swamp Forest

Abstract

Tropical peat swamp forests are important and endangered ecosystems, although little is known of their microbial diversity and ecology. We used molecular and enzymatic techniques to examine patterns in prokaryotic community structure and overall microbial activity at 0-, 10-, 20-, and 50-cm depths in sediments in a peat swamp forest in Malaysia. Denaturing… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00248-008-9409-4

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