journal.pone.0015399.g002

Carbonate ∂13C isotopic values were measured at various depths over the 1400 mbsf interval. Faults are indicated by dashed lines. Samples collected for microbiological analyses are indicated by squares to the left of the graph of carbonate ∂13C isotopic values; unfilled squares indicate that ribosomal DNA was successfully amplified from a sample; solid squares indicate that no ribosomal DNA was amplified. Samples that were analyzed by microarray to assay for functional genes are denoted by *.

Carbonate ∂13C isotopic values were measured at various depths over the 1400 mbsf interval. Faults are indicated by dashed lines. Samples collected for microbiological analyses are indicated by squares to the left of the graph of carbonate ∂13C isotopic values; unfilled squares indicate that ribosomal DNA was successfully amplified from a sample; solid squares indicate that no ribosomal DNA was amplified. Samples that were analyzed by microarray to assay for functional genes are denoted by *.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





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