Microbial abundance in the organic-rich Holocene deposits at Landsort Deep, Baltic Sea

Range ≤10^10 cells/cm^3
Organism Biosphere
Reference Braun S et al., Size and Carbon Content of Sub-seafloor Microbial Cells at Landsort Deep, Baltic Sea. Front Microbiol. 2016 Aug 31 7: 1375. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01375 p.2 right column top paragraphPubMed ID27630628
Primary Source Andrén, T., Jørgensen, B. B., Cotterill, C., Green, S., and Exped. 347 Scientists (2015). “Baltic sea paleoenvironment,” in Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Vol. 347 (Tokyo: Integr. Ocean Drill. Program Manag. Int.). Available online at: link
Comments P.2 left column bottom paragraph: "The drilling site was situated in the central part of the Landsort Deep, which is the deepest sub-basin (437 m water depth) in the Baltic Sea Basin. It contains a thick and continuous record of the last ~14,000 years, including the transition from Holocene, organic-rich clay to glacial, low-organic clay (primary source). It is characterized by high sedimentation rates (100–500 cm/kyr), high concentrations of total organic carbon (TOC), and extremely high microbial abundance (up to 10^10 cells/cm^3) in the organic-rich Holocene deposits (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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