Illuminating Subseafloor Ecosystems Using Microbial Tracers

  1. William S.D. Wilcock,
  2. Edward F Delong,
  3. Deborah S. Kelley,
  4. John A. Baross and
  5. S. Craig Cary
  1. Melanie E. Holland1,
  2. John A. Baross2 and
  3. James F. Holden3

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/144GM18

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Holland, M. E., Baross, J. A. and Holden, J. F. (2004) Illuminating Subseafloor Ecosystems Using Microbial Tracers, in The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds W. S.D. Wilcock, E. F. Delong, D. S. Kelley, J. A. Baross and S. Craig Cary), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/144GM18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

  2. 2

    School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

  3. 3

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University Of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904092

Online ISBN: 9781118666135

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Keywords:

  • Deep-sea ecology—Congresses;
  • Mid-ocean ridges—Congresses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Microbiology as a Geological Tool

  • Application of Microbial Tracers to the Subseafloor

  • Microbial Evidence for Ridge-Associated Subseafloor Ecosystems

  • Microbial Evidence for Novel Crustal Habitats at Ridge Crests

  • The Subseafloor Environment as Seen Through a Microbe