Crenarchaeal 16S rRNA sequences constituted over 70% of the archaeal clones recovered from three salt marsh sites dominated by different grasses. Group I.1a Crenarchaeota dominated at two sites, while group I.3b Crenarchaeota sequences were most abundant at a third site. Abundances of 16S rRNA genes related to “Candidatus Nitrosopumilus maritimus” differed by site and sampling date.
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Originally published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, June 2009.