Three manganese oxide-rich marine sediments harbor similar communities of acetate-oxidizing manganese-reducing bacteria

@article{Vandieken2012ThreeMO,
  title={Three manganese oxide-rich marine sediments harbor similar communities of acetate-oxidizing manganese-reducing bacteria},
  author={Verona Vandieken and Michael Pester and Niko Finke and Jung-Ho Hyun and Michael W. Friedrich and Alexander Loy and Bo Thamdrup},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={6},
  pages={2078-2090}
}
Dissimilatory manganese reduction dominates anaerobic carbon oxidation in marine sediments with high manganese oxide concentrations, but the microorganisms responsible for this process are largely unknown. In this study, the acetate-utilizing manganese-reducing microbiota in geographically well-separated, manganese oxide-rich sediments from Gullmar Fjord (Sweden), Skagerrak (Norway) and Ulleung Basin (Korea) were analyzed by 16S rRNA-stable isotope probing (SIP). Manganese reduction was the… CONTINUE READING