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Many studies link the compositions of microbial communities to their environments, but the energetics of organism-specific biomass synthesis as a function of geochemical variables have rarely been assessed. We describe

Many studies link the compositions of microbial communities to their environments, but the energetics of organism-specific biomass synthesis as a function of geochemical variables have rarely been assessed. We describe a thermodynamic model that integrates geochemical and metagenomic data for biofilms sampled at five sites along a thermal and chemical gradient in the outflow channel of the hot spring known as “Bison Pool” in Yellowstone National Park.

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    • 2013-09-02
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072395
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    Dick, J. M., & Shock, E. L. (2013). A Metastable Equilibrium Model for the Relative Abundances of Microbial Phyla in a Hot Spring. PLoS ONE, 8(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072395

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