Comparative molecular analysis of endoevaporitic microbial communities

Jason W. Sahl, Norman R. Pace, John R. Spear

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A phylogenetic comparison of microbial communities in hypersaline evaporites was conducted on crusts from Guerrero Negro, Mexico, and Lindsey Lake, New Mexico, using culture-independent rRNA gene sequence analysis. Many sequences were shared between evaporites, which suggests that similar environments select for specific microbial lineages from a global metacommunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6444-6446
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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