TITLE

Sulfate reduction and methanogenesis in the Shira and Shunet meromictic lakes (Khakasia, Russia)

AUTHOR(S)
Kallistova, A. Yu.; Kevbrina, M. V.; Pimenov, N. V.; Rusanov, I. I.; Rogozin, D. Yu.; Wehrli, B.; Nozhevnikova, A. N.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Microbiology (00262617);Nov2006, Vol. 75 Issue 6, p720
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The biogeochemical and molecular biological study of the chemocline and sediments of saline meromictic lakes Shira and Shunet (Khakasia, Russia) was performed. A marked increase in the rates of sulfate reduction and methanogenesis was revealed at the medium depths of the chemocline. The rates of these processes in the bottom sediments decreased with depth. The numbers of the members of domains Bacteria, Archaea, and of sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) were determined by fluorescence in situ hybridization with rRNA specific oligonucleotide probes labeled with horseradish peroxidase and subsequent tyramide signal amplification. In the chemocline, both the total microbial numbers and those of Bacteria were shown to increase with depth. The archaea and SRB were present in almost equal numbers. In the lake sediments, a drastic decrease in microbial numbers with depth was revealed. SRB were found to prevail in the upper sediment layer and archaea in the lower one. This finding correlated with the measured rates of sulfate reduction and methanogenesis.
ACCESSION #
23261834

 

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