Archaeal Abundance In The Sargasso Sea

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This paper discusses research on the abundance of archaea in the Sargasso Sea. The archaea were collected on Bermuda Atlantic Time Series Validation cruises 45 and 46 to Puerto Rico. This paper discusses the results of the research conducted by the authors.

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Creation Date: April 19, 2012
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UNT Honors College
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Snodgrass, Dusten

University of North Texas; McNair Scholar

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Elrod, Diana

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; diana.elrod@unt.edu

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  • Creation: April 19, 2012
  • EmbargoUntil: April 19, 2014
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This paper discusses research on the abundance of archaea in the Sargasso Sea. The archaea were collected on Bermuda Atlantic Time Series Validation cruises 45 and 46 to Puerto Rico. This paper discusses the results of the research conducted by the authors.

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Department: Biological Sciences
Department: Honors College
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Abstract: Archaea are a specific and separate domain of microbes with significant effects on the microbial community and nutrient cycles of the ocean. Archaea are commonly represented by two phyla, Crenarchaeota and Euryarchaeota. These microbes are found throughout the mesopelagic (200m-1000m) and bathypelagic (>1000m) areas in the Sargasso Sea. The archaea were collected on Bermuda Atlantic Time Series Validation cruises 45 and 46 to Puerto Rico. Archaea were enumerated using catalyzed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization (CARD-FISH). The results from BV 45 and BV 46 were lower than expected. Euryarchaeota averaged 3.6%±2.4% in the mesopelagic and averaged 5.9%±2.2% in the bathypelagic of the total DAPI count. Crenarchaeota averaged 3.7%±2.4% in the mesopelagic and averaged 5.1%±2.7% in the bathypelagic of the total DAPI count.

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21 p.

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Keyword(s): archaea | microbes | Sargasso Sea | Crenarchaeota | Euryarchaeota
Source: Ninth Annual University Scholars Day, 2012, Denton, Texas, United States
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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