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Carbon source preference in chemosynthetic hot spring communities

Authors
  • Matthew R, Urschel
  • Michael Kubo
  • Tori M, Hoehler
  • John W, Peters
  • Eric S, Boyd
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology
Publication Date
May 31, 2015
Volume
81
Issue
11
Pages
3834–3847
Source
SETI Institute
License
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Abstract

Rates of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), formate, and acetate mineralization and/or assimilation were determined in 13 high-temperature (> 73 C) hot springs in Yellowstone National Park (YNP), Wyoming, in order to evaluate the relative importance of these substrates in supporting microbial metabolism. While 9 of the hot spring communities exhibited rates of DIC assimilation that were greater than those of formate and acetate assimilation, 2 exhibited rates of formate and/or acetate assimilation that exceeded those ...

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