Microbial Communities From the World's Largest Lithium Reserve, Salar de Atacama, Chile: Life at High LiCl Concentrations
作者: Carolina F CubillosPablo AguilarMario GrágedaCristina Dorador
刊名: Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences, 2018, Vol.123 (12)
来源数据库: ProQuest Journal
原始语种摘要: Salar de Atacama is one of the largest global reservoirs of natural lithium brines (mean lithium concentration = 1,500 ppm), enabling Chile to be a leading producer of lithium products. This large salar (3,000 km2), located in the Atacama Desert at 2,300 m above sea level, is dominated by microorganisms; however, little is known about the microbes present in the brines associated with this economically important mining process. Here we study lithium as a modulator of microbial richness and diversity in brines representing natural conditions (34.7% salinity) and conditions prior to lithium production with a concentrated brine (55.6% salinity). Brines only supported a single archaeal family (Halobacteriaceae): natural brines included the archaeal genera Halovenus , Natronomonas ,...
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关键词翻译
关键词翻译
  • lithium 
  • Chile 智利
  • concentrated 集中的
  • representing 表示
  • community 群落
  • saline 盐的
  • salar 干盐湖
  • single 单独的
  • concentration 浓度
  • enabling 启动