What is it about?
Analysis and identification of sources of photosynthetic pigments contained in sediments exposed to extreme environmental conditions in a deep hydrothermal system in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California.
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Why is it important?
We report for the first time the accumulation of organic molecules in the form of photosynthetic pigments like chlorophyll-a and its derivatives contained en surficial sediments near active hydrothermal vent sites. It was demonstrated that some of the identified pigments have a bacterial origin.
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This page is a summary of: Photosynthetic Pigments Contained in Surface Sediments from the Hydrothermal System of Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California, Journal of Marine Biology, July 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation,
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