Mats of psychrophilic thiotrophic bacteria associated with cold seeps of the Barents Sea, supplement to: Grünke, Stefanie; Lichtschlag, Anna; de Beer, Dirk; Felden, Janine; Salman, Verena; Ramette, Alban; Schulz-Vogt, Heide N; Boetius, Antje (2012): Mats of psychrophilic thiotrophic bacteria associated with cold seeps of the Barents Sea. Biogeosciences, 9(8), 2947-2960


This study focused on the bacterial diversity associated with microbial mats of deep-sea cold seeps at the Norwegian continental margin. Study sites included the Storegga and Nyegga areas as well as the Håkon Mosby mud volcano, where the mats occurred at temperatures permanently close to the freezing point of seawater. Two visually different mat types, i.e. small gray mats and extensive white mats, were studied with the aim to determine the identity of the mat-forming sulfide oxidizers, and to investigate which environmental factors (e.g. sulfate reduction and methane oxidation rates) shown here could explain the observed diversity. Sequence data have been submitted to the EMBL database under accession No. FR847864-FR847887 (giant sulfur bacteria), No. FR827864 (Menez Gwen filament; see Supplementary Material) and No. FR875365-FR877509 (except FR875905; remaining partial sequences).

Metadata Access
Creator Felden, Janine;Ramette, Alban;de Beer, Dirk;Schulz-Vogt, Heide N;Salman, Verena;Boetius, Antje;Lichtschlag, Anna;Grünke, Stefanie
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2012
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (65N-72N,5 E-15E)
Temporal Point 2006-05-23T11:59:59Z