Metagenomic evaluation of bacterial and archaeal diversity in the geothermal hot springs of manikaran, India
Bhatia, S.; Batra, N.; Pathak, A.; Green, S.J.; Joshi, A.; Chauhan, A.
Genome Announcements 3(1)
Bacterial and archaeal diversity in geothermal spring water were investigated using 16S rRNA gene amplicon metagenomic sequencing. This revealed the dominance of Firmicutes, Aquificae, and the Deinococcus-Thermus group in this thermophilic environment. A number of sequences remained taxonomically unresolved, indicating the presence of potentially novel microbes in this unique habitat.