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Research Article

Spatial Structure and Activity of Sedimentary Microbial Communities Underlying a Beggiatoa spp. Mat in a Gulf of Mexico Hydrocarbon Seep

  • Karen G. Lloyd mail,

    karen.lloyd@biology.au.dk

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Daniel B. Albert,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Jennifer F. Biddle,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey P. Chanton,

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

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  • Oscar Pizarro,

    Affiliation: Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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  • Andreas Teske

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: January 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008738

About the Authors

Karen G. Lloyd, Daniel B. Albert, Jennifer F. Biddle, Andreas Teske
Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Jeffrey P. Chanton
Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America
Oscar Pizarro
Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: karen.lloyd@biology.au.dk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AT. Performed the experiments: KGL DBA JFB JPC. Analyzed the data: KGL JFB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OP AT. Wrote the paper: KGL AT.