• 16S rRNA Gene Diversity in Ancient Gray and Pink Salt from San Simón Salt Mines in Tarija, Bolivia

      Pecher, Wolf T; Martínez, Fabiana L; DasSarma, Priya; Guzmán, Daniel; DasSarma, Shiladitya (American Society for Microbiology, 2020-10-08)
      DNA from 250 million-year-old pink and gray salts from mines in Tarija, Bolivia, subjected to 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing and analysis provided evidence for similar but distinct prokaryotic communities. The results constitute a snapshot of archaeal and bacterial microorganisms in these remote and ancient salt deposits.