Thermal and geochemical influences on microbial biogeography in the hydrothermal sediments of Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California.

@article{McKay2016ThermalAG,
  title={Thermal and geochemical influences on microbial biogeography in the hydrothermal sediments of Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California.},
  author={Luke J. McKay and Vincent W Klokman and Howard P. Mendlovitz and Douglas E Larowe and Daniel R Hoer and Daniel Albert and Jan P. Amend and Andreas P. Teske},
  journal={Environmental microbiology reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={150-61}
}
Extreme thermal gradients and compressed metabolic zones limit the depth range of microbial colonization in hydrothermally active sediments at Guaymas Basin. We investigated the physicochemical characteristics of this ecosystem and their influence on microbial community structure. Temperature-related trends of δ(13)C values of methane and dissolved inorganic carbon from 36 sediment cores suggest in situ thermal limits for microbial anaerobic methane oxidation and organic carbon re… CONTINUE READING