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Volume 15, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 15, 4205–4214, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4205-2018
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Biogeosciences, 15, 4205–4214, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4205-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Jul 2018

Research article | 11 Jul 2018

Community composition and seasonal changes of archaea in coarse and fine air particulate matter

Jörn Wehking et al.
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Archaea as a third domain of life play an important role in soils and marine environments. Although archaea have been found in air as a part of the atmospheric bioaerosol, little is known about their atmospheric dynamics due to their low number and challenging analysis. Here we present a DNA-based study of airborne archaea, show seasonal dynamics, and discuss anthropogenic influences on the diversity, composition, and abundances of airborne archaea.
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