Single-Cell Genomics of Deep Fracture Microbial Communities Project uri icon

DCO ID 11121/1334-8425-8656-9521-CC

running title

  • Deep Fracture Community


  • The Deep Fracture (DF) portion of the Rock Hosted Communities Project sought to build upon previous studies on the microbial diversity of Precambrian Shield deep ecosystems and use cell sorting and single-cell genome sequencing approaches to evaluate the adaptations and the population genetics of these deep isolated communities. The work built primarily upon sampling opportunities in South Africa and Finland where populations of the deep biosphere organism Candidatus Desulforudis audaxviator were found to be prevalent.

date/time interval

  • January 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014