Estimation of microbial metabolism and co-occurrence patterns in fracture groundwaters of deep crystalline bedrock at Olkiluoto, Finland Journal Article uri icon

DCO ID 11121/4168-2322-2125-7489-CC

is Contribution to the DCO

  • YES

year of publication

  • 2015


  • Over 95 % of the microbial communities in isolated groundwater in Olkiluoto bedrock, Finland, is composed of only a few common species. The remaining rare microbiome contains over 3- and 6-fold more microbial diversity. The rare microbiome is an unlimited source of genomic functionality in the ecosystem. These microorganisms can respond to change caused by physical or biological factors that may lead to alterations in the diversity and function of the microbial communities in crystalline bedrock.


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