Biosignatures & Paleobiology

Microbial Population Structures in the Deep Marine Biosphere

By Keith Cowing
November 1, 2007

NAI’s Marine Biological Laboratory Team has a new paper in Science detailing aspects of population structure for microbial communities at two neighboring hydrothermal vents. Using environmental DNA sequencing techniques, they found the two populations reflect the geochemical conditions of each vent. [Source: NAI Newsletter]

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