Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 19, 831–843, 2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 831–843, 2022
Research article
10 Feb 2022
Research article | 10 Feb 2022

The biogeographic pattern of microbial communities inhabiting terrestrial mud volcanoes across the Eurasian continent

Tzu-Hsuan Tu et al.

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This investigation of microbial biogeography in terrestrial mud volcanoes (MVs) covers study sites over a geographic distance of up to 10 000 km across the Eurasian continent. It compares microbial community compositions' coupling with geochemical data across a 3D space. We demonstrate that stochastic processes operating at continental scales and environmental filtering at local scales drive the formation of patchy habitats and the pattern of diversification for microbes in terrestrial MVs.
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