Project Title Potential phosphorus uptake mechanisms of the deep sedimentary biosphere
Acronym Deep sea sediments
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

Adina PaytanUniversity of California-Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz)Principal Investigator
Benjamin J. TullyTexas A&M University (TAMU)Co-Principal Investigator
Jason B. SylvanUniversity of Southern California (USC)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