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Research Article

Is There a Seamount Effect on Microbial Community Structure and Biomass? The Case Study of Seine and Sedlo Seamounts (Northeast Atlantic)

  • Ana Mendonça mail,

    amendonca@uac.pt

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of the Azores, Horta, Portugal,

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  • Javier Arístegui,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain

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  • Juan Carlos Vilas,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain

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  • Maria Fernanda Montero,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain

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  • Alicia Ojeda,

    Affiliation: Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas, Gran Canaria, Spain

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  • Minerva Espino,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain

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  • Ana Martins

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of the Azores, Horta, Portugal,

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  • Published: January 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029526
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Ana Mendonça, Ana Martins
Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of the Azores, Horta, Portugal,
Javier Arístegui, Juan Carlos Vilas, Maria Fernanda Montero, Minerva Espino
Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
Alicia Ojeda
Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas, Gran Canaria, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: amendonca@uac.pt

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JA. Performed the experiments: AM JCV MFM AO ME. Analyzed the data: AM JA JCV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JA AM. Wrote the paper: AM. Manuscript review: JA AM.