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Micron-scale resolution of sulfur cycling in a microbial mat

Fike, David and Ussler, William and Eiler, John and Guan, Yunbin and Orphan, Victoria (2007) Micron-scale resolution of sulfur cycling in a microbial mat. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71 (15). A278. ISSN 0016-7037. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2007.06.015.

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Microbial mats consist of finely laminated layers of diverse microbial communities. Mat organization is thought to result from strong spatial gradients in light intensity and redox in the uppermost few millimeters Optical examination reveals microbial laminations on scales between 5mm and 5um throughout the thickness of the microbial mat. However, such fine laminations at depth have usually been regarded as a ‘relict architecture’ inherited from an older mat surface. To further our understanding of microbial processes within this laminated architecture, we have investigated sulfur cycling (as recorded by sulfide production) within a benthic microbial mat.

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Fike, David0000-0003-2848-0328
Guan, Yunbin0000-0002-7636-3735
Orphan, Victoria0000-0002-5374-6178
Additional Information:© 2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Issue or Number:15
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Official Citation:Goldschmidt Abstracts 2007- E and F, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 71, Issue 15, Supplement, August 2007, Pages A249-A301, ISSN 0016-7037, 10.1016/j.gca.2007.06.015.
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