Shanshan Yang, Yongxin Lv, Xipeng Liu, Yinzhao Wang, Qilian Fan, Zhifeng Yang, Nico Boon, Fengping Wang, Xiang Xiao, and Yu Zhang
Anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) mediated by anaerobic methanotrophic archaea (ANME) is the primary process that provides energy to cold seep ecosystems by converting methane into inorganic carbon. Notably, cold seep ecosystems are dominated by highly divergent heterotrophic microorganisms. The role of the AOM process in supporting heterotrophic population remains unknown.
Jialin Hou, Stefan M. Sievert, Yinzhao Wang, Jeff S. Seewald, Vengadesh Perumal Natarajan, Fengping Wang, and Xiang Xiao
Deep-sea hydrothermal vents are highly productive biodiversity hotspots in the deep ocean supported by chemosynthetic microorganisms. Prominent features of these systems are sulfide chimneys emanating high-temperature hydrothermal fluids. While several studies have investigated the microbial diversity in both active and inactive sulfide chimneys
Yinzhao Wang, Gunter Wegener, S. Emil Ruff, and Fengping Wang
Methyl‐coenzyme M reductase (MCR) has been originally identified to catalyse the final step of the methanogenesis pathway. About 20 years ago anaerobic methane‐oxidizing archaea (ANME) were discovered that use MCR enzymes to activate methane. ANME thrive at the thermodynamic limit of life, are slow‐growing,
Zhifeng Yang, Xiang Xiao, Yu Zhang
Relative abundance of bacterial (a) and archaeal classes (b) with percentages over 1% in different vent fields. The relative abundance of classes in each vent field was the average relative abundance of classes in samples belonging to that vent field
Yu Zhang, Ye Lu, Jiahua Wang, Lisa Xie, Lei Xu, Ying He, Xiang Xiao, Jun Xu
Calculated bacterial interactions in the water samples. Connections between nodes indicate positive (red) or negative (blue) interactions in terms of population.