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dc.contributor.authorWang, Yong
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jiang Tao
dc.contributor.authorHe, Li Sheng
dc.contributor.authorYang, Bo
dc.contributor.authorGao, Zhao Ming
dc.contributor.authorCao, Hui Luo
dc.contributor.authorBatang, Zenon B.
dc.contributor.authorAl-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.
dc.contributor.authorQian, Pei-Yuan
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-15T08:07:13Z
dc.date.available2015-12-15T08:07:13Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-20
dc.identifier.citationZonation of Microbial Communities by a Hydrothermal Mound in the Atlantis II Deep (the Red Sea) 2015, 10 (10):e0140766 PLOS ONE
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.pmid26485717
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0140766
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/583930
dc.description.abstractIn deep-sea geothermal rift zones, the dispersal of hydrothermal fluids of moderately-high temperatures typically forms subseafloor mounds. Major mineral components of the crust covering the mound are barite and metal sulfides. As a result of the continental rifting along the Red Sea, metalliferous sediments accumulate on the seafloor of the Atlantis II Deep. In the present study, a barite crust was identified in a sediment core from the Atlantis II Deep, indicating the formation of a hydrothermal mound at the sampling site. Here, we examined how such a dense barite crust could affect the local environment and the distribution of microbial inhabitants. Our results demonstrate distinctive features of mineral components and microbial communities in the sediment layers separated by the barite crust. Within the mound, archaea accounted for 65% of the community. In contrast, the sediments above the barite boundary were overwhelmed by bacteria. The composition of microbial communities under the mound was similar to that in the sediments of the nearby Discovery Deep and marine cold seeps. This work reveals the zonation of microbial communities after the formation of the hydrothermal mound in the subsurface sediments of the rift basin.
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dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140766
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.titleZonation of Microbial Communities by a Hydrothermal Mound in the Atlantis II Deep (the Red Sea)
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCoastal and Marine Resources Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
dc.identifier.journalPLoS ONE
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dc.contributor.institutionSanya Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, San Ya, China
dc.contributor.institutionDivision of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China
dc.contributor.institutionState Key Laboratory of Marine Geology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personBatang, Zenon B.
kaust.personAl-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T09:26:26Z


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