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dc.contributor.authorLi, Meng  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorToner, Brandy M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Brett J.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBreier, John A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSheik, Cody S.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDick, Gregory J.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-14T15:35:30Z
dc.date.available2014-10-22T08:57:26Z
dc.date.issued2014-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/6448
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Author(s), 2014. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Nature Publishing Group for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Nature Communications 5 (2014): 3192, doi:10.1038/ncomms4192.en_US
dc.description.abstractDeep-sea hydrothermal vents are a significant source of oceanic iron. Although hydrothermal iron rapidly precipitates as inorganic minerals upon mixing with seawater, it can be stabilized by organic matter and dispersed more widely than previously recognized. The nature and source of this organic matter is unknown. Here we show that microbial genes involved in cellular iron uptake are highly expressed in the Guaymas Basin deep-sea hydrothermal plume. The nature of these microbial iron transporters, taken together with the low concentration of dissolved iron and abundance of particulate iron in the plume, indicates that iron minerals are the target for this microbial scavenging and uptake. Our findings indicate that cellular iron uptake is a major process in plume microbial communities and suggest new mechanisms for generating Fe-C complexes. This “microbial iron pump” could represent an important mode of converting hydrothermal iron into bioavailable forms that can be dispersed through the oceans.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through grant GBMF 2609 to GJD/JAB/BMT and by the National Science Foundation through grants OCE 1029242 to GJD, and R2K grant OCE1038055 to JAB/BMT. We thank the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Faculty Research Fellowship Program for their support.en_US
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dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4192
dc.titleMicrobial iron uptake as a mechanism for dispersing iron from deep-sea hydrothermal ventsen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
dc.description.embargo2014-08-05en_US


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