Marine microbiology: Microbial ecology of the Red Sea [Mikrobielle Ökologie des Roten Meeres]

Ulrich Stingl, David Ngugi, Luke R. Thompson, Andre Antunes, Matthew Cahill

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Abstract

The Red Sea is an unusually harsh marine environment, characterized by high temperature and salinity. It also harbors some of the most extreme environments on earth, the Deep Sea Brine Pools. Here, we report on the microbial communities in these environments. The water column is dominated by SAR11 and Prochlorococcus, which have developed specific adaptations to withstand the conditions. The Brine Pools have only been poorly characterized so far, and only four pure cultures are described. © Springer-Verlag 2012.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-584
Number of pages3
JournalBIOspektrum
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology

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