Evaluations of chemical energy supplies for redox reactions used by chemotrophs in water-rock hosted ecosystems are often done separately from evaluations of chemotroph diversity. However, given that energy is a fundamental and unifying parameter for life, much can be gained by evaluating chemical energy as an ecological parameter of water-rock hosted ecosystems. Therefore, I developed an approach that combines evaluation of chemical energy supplies with 16S and 18S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing.
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- Doctoral Dissertation Microbiology 2020