Phylogenetic diversity and distribution of bacterial and archaeal amoA genes in the East China Sea during spring.
- Takafumi Kataoka,
- Koji Suzuki,
- Tomohisa Irino,
- Masanobu Yamamoto,
- Seigo Higashi,
- Hongbin Liu
Arch Microbiol 2017 Nov 16. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
Department of Biology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong.
Microbial nitrification is a key process in the nitrogen cycle in the continental shelf ecosystems. The genotype compositions and abundance of the ammonia monooxygenase gene, amoA, derived from ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in two size fractions (2-10 and 0.2-2 µm), were investigated in the East China Sea (ECS) in May 2008 using PCR-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and quantitative PCR (qPCR). Read More