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Genomic properties of Marine Group A bacteria indicate a role in the marine sulfur cycle
Description: Marine Group A (MGA) is a deeply branching and uncultivated phylum of bacteria. Although their functional roles remain elusive, MGA subgroups are particularly abundant and diverse in oxygen minimum zones and permanent or seasonally stratified anoxic basins, suggesting metabolic adaptation to oxygen-deficiency. Here, the authors of this paper expand a previous survey of MGA diversity in O-2-deficient waters of the Northeast subarctic Pacific Ocean (NESAP) to include Saanich Inlet (SI), an anoxic fjord with seasonal O-2 gradients and periodic sulfide accumulation. [Source: The ISME Journal]
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Source: The ISME Journal
Publish Date: 3/21/2014
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