Thermophilic Archaeal Diversity and Methanogenesis from El Tatio Geyser Field, Chile

@article{Plenge2017ThermophilicAD,
  title={Thermophilic Archaeal Diversity and Methanogenesis from El Tatio Geyser Field, Chile},
  author={Megan F. Plenge and Annette Summers Engel and Christopher R Omelon and Philip C. Bennett},
  journal={Geomicrobiology Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={34},
  pages={220 - 230}
}
ABSTRACT The hydrothermal fluid chemistry at El Tatio Geyser Field (ETGF) in northern Chile suggests that biogenic CO2–CH4 cycling may play an important role in water chemistry, and relatively low sulfate (0.6–1 mM) and high molecular hydrogen (H2) concentrations (67–363 nM) suggest that methanogenic Archaea are present in ETGF microbial mats. In this study, δ13C analysis of dissolved inorganic carbon and methane was not indicative of biogenic methane production (δ13CCH4 values ranging from −15… Expand
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