Nature manuscript. Life in Deep-Sea Hypersaline Anoxic Basins. Objectives. What determines the establishment of microbial communities in the different DHABs? What are the functional and biogeochemical relationships in the four DHABs?
Life in Deep-Sea Hypersaline Anoxic Basins
UPGMA cluster analysis 16S rDNA sequence data (Bacteria and Archaea)
UPGMA cluster analysis geochemical data
Table 3. Enzymatic activities, CH4 production and sulfate reduction rates in brine waters of the four different DHABs.
16S rDNA data
Table. Morisita-Horn index for similarity between OTU distribution of Discovery brine and interface water and seawater at 3300 meters depth just above Discovery brine.
Objective 3. Life in Discovery?
Figure. ARISA fingerprints from seawater at 1500 meters depth (DW1500), 2500 meters depth (DW 2500), 3300 meters depth (DW3300), Discovery interface (DI) and Discovery brine water (DB).
Table 2. Enzymatic activities, CH4 production and sulfate reduction rates in Discovery interface and brine waters.