Project Title Potential phosphorus uptake mechanisms of the deep sedimentary biosphere
Acronym Deep sea sediments
URLhttps://www.bco-dmo.org/project/664073
Created November 7, 2016
Modified November 7, 2016

Project Description

The goal of this project is to explore potential microbial P uptake mechanisms in marine sediments beneath the North Atlantic Gyre and their effects on the relative distribution of organic P compounds as a function of burial depth and changing redox conditions. We use a combination of metagenomic analyses and solution 31P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P NMR) to investigate (1) the presence of microbial functional genes pertaining to P uptake and metabolism and (2) the possible P substrates for the deep biosphere in these oligotrophic sediments.

NSF C-DEBI Award #156246 to Dr. Adina Paytan

NSF C-DEBI Award #157598 to Dr. Delphine Defforey 

Data Project Maintainers

NameAffiliationRole
Adina PaytanUniversity of California-Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)Principal Investigator
Benjamin J. TullyUniversity of Southern California (USC)Co-Principal Investigator
Jason B. SylvanTexas A&M University (TAMU)Co-Principal Investigator
Delphine DefforeyUniversity of California-Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)Co-Principal Investigator
Barbara J. Cade-MenunAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AGR GC)Co-Principal Investigator
Brandi Kiel ReeseTexas A&M, Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC)Co-Principal Investigator
Laura A. ZinkeUniversity of Southern California (USC)Co-Principal Investigator
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