Annotated record of the detailed examination of Mn deposits in the Blake Plateau area from R/V Eastward, supplement to: LaRock, P A; Ehrlich, H L (1975): Observations of bacterial microcolonies on the surface of ferromanganese nodules from blake plateau by scanning electron microscopy. Microbial Ecology, 2(1), 84-96


Examination of the surface of freshly collected ferromanganese nodules by scanning electron microscopy revealed the presence of microcolonies of rod- and coccus-shaped bacteria which appeared to be anchored to the nodule surface by slime. The attachment of microcolonies by slime to the surface of freshly collected nodules argues against their being contaminants introduced during nodule collection or processing. These results corroborate cultural and biochemical detection of bacteria on ferromanganese nodules.

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Creator LaRock, P A; Ehrlich, H L
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1975
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
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Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 12 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-78.800W, 31.912S, -77.358E, 32.000N); Blake Plateau, Atlantic Ocean