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Year : 2015 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 171-174

Microbial communities of the mud volcanoes: A review

Rashmi R Rao1*, K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan2

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Rashmi R Rao*

CCAS in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai

  • 1. CCAS in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai
  • 2. CCAS in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai

Received on: 13/05/2016

Revised on: 13/05/2016

Accepted on: 13/05/2016

Published on: 13/05/2016

  • Rashmi R Rao, K. Sivakumar and L. Kannan (2015), Microbial communities of the mud volcanoes: A review. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation, 7(4): 171-174. doi: 10

Abstract

Mud volcanoes are formations created by geo excreted liquids and gases. They serve as an important natural laboratory for evaluation of geological, geophysical and biogeochemical features, in addition to biological and microbial community structures. They are associated with subduction zones/tectonic activity, petroleum deposits and organic belts. Microbial investigations have been carried out on the diversity and spatial distribution of prokaryotic communities along the vertical profiles of deep-sea mud volcanoes throughout the world. Microbial communities

Keywords

Actinobacteria, frenulates, microbial community, Mud Volcano, nematodes