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BG | Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 17, 3203–3222, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3203-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 17, 3203–3222, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3203-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 25 Jun 2020

Research article | 25 Jun 2020

The contribution of microbial communities in polymetallic nodules to the diversity of the deep-sea microbiome of the Peru Basin (4130–4198 m depth)

Massimiliano Molari et al.

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Effects of simulated deep-sea mining impacts on microbial communities and functions in the DISCOL experimental area Centre for Polar and Marine Research https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/view/PRJEB30517

Bacterial and archaeal community structure associated to manganese nodules at Peru Basin Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology https://www.ebi.ac.uk/ena/data/view/PRJEB32680

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Industrial-scale mining of deep-sea polymetallic nodules will remove nodules in large areas of the sea floor. We describe community composition of microbes associated with nodules of the Peru Basin. Our results show that nodules provide a unique ecological niche, playing an important role in shaping the diversity of the benthic deep-sea microbiome and potentially in element fluxes. We believe that our findings are highly relevant to expanding our knowledge of the impact associated with mining.
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