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Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), | 0
Year : 2015 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages : 171-174

Microbial communities of the mud volcanoes: A review

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

Citation: *, ( 2015), Microbial communities of the mud volcanoes: A review. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 7(4): 171-174

Received: 2016-05-13 06:22:13; Accepted: 2016-05-13 06:22:21;
Published: 13/05/2016

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*Correspondence: Rashmi R Rao