Microbial Populations in Ocean Floor Basalt: Results from ODP Leg 187

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.

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Subject: Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Molecular Methods
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Methods of Microbiology:Field Methods, Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Molecular BiologyKeywords: Actinobacteria, green nonsulfur bacteria, the Cytophaga, Flavobacterium, Bacteroides, CFB, the Bacillus, Clostridium, Proteobacteria, 16s, rDNA, PCR