Kristine Lysnes, Terje Torsvik, Ingunn H. Thorseth,
Rolf B. Pedersen, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
This Ocean Drilling Program scholarly article describes results of a study of microbial populations in samples of basalt drilled from the north of the Australian Antarctic Discordance (AAD) during Ocean Drilling Program Leg 187. Samples were studied using deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based
methods and culturing techniques. The results showed the presence of a microbial population characteristic for the basalt environment. The article features figures of phylogenetic trees and DGGE gels.