The highest levels of microbial activity in marine sedimentary environments generally occur in the topmost layer, as a result of the organisms that grow there if light reaches the surface. The organic matter these organisms produce is broken down by bacteria via a series of different metabolic pathways. Catia Carreira’s research shows the heterogeneity of both the horizontal and vertical distribution of viruses and bacteria in a tidal sediment from Dunstaffnage Bay in Scotland.
C. de Carvalho Domingos Carreira: Microscale Spatial Distributions of Microbes in Marine Intertidal Sediments and Photosynthetic Microbial Mats.
Prof. C.P.D. Brussaard
M. Middelboe (University of Copenhagen)
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