U. Stingl, D.K. Ngugi, L. Thompson, A. Antunes, M. Cahill
BIOspektrum, volume 18, issue 6, pp. 582-584, (2012)
The Red Sea is an unusually harsh marine environment, characterized by
high temperature and salinity. It also harbors some of the most extreme
environments on earth, the Deep Sea Brine Pools. Here, we report on the
microbial communities in these environments. The water column is
dominated by SAR11 and Prochlorococcus,
which have developed specific adaptations to withstand the conditions.
The Brine Pools have only been poorly characterized so far, and only
four pure cultures are described.