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Similarly to the Shaban Deep, the Kebrit Deep exhibits a steep increase of NaCl concentration (from 4 to 26%, w/v) within only 3 m at the seawater-brine interface, but the brine chemistry is different. 4 C, the CH4 concentration increases from 50 nl/l to 22 ml/l and H2S content rises up to 12–14 mg of S/l. 2 ml/l to zero. The high gas content of the brine is constituted mainly of CO2 and H2S and small amounts of N2, CH4 and C2H6 (Eder et al. 1999, 2001). 35 C, the phosphorous concentration raises and the water salinity reaches saturation for NaCl (Shokes et al.
2000). 8% of the bacterial clones) comprised different species capable of sulphide and sulphur oxidation (Campbell et al. 2006). 16 S rRNA gene libraries were constructed and isolation of different bacterial strains was performed also with samples from the Bannock basin. Eighty-four isolates were obtained from the Bannock interface belonging to the Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Alpha-, Gamma- and Epsilon-proteobacteria taxa. The 16 S rRNA gene libraries showed nevertheless a higher bacterial taxonomic richness and permitted the identiﬁcation of new candidate divisions (MSBL 2–6).
2001; Romero et al. 2003). 1 High- and low-temperature ﬁelds The two types of geothermal areas are the result of geological differences of the heat source. The high-temperature ﬁelds are located within active volcanic zones and have magma chamber as the heat source. They are deﬁned by temperatures above 200 C at the depth of 1000 m and characterized by emissions of steam and volcanic gases on the surface. The gas is primarily N2 and CO2 but H2S and H2 can be up to 10% each of the total gas fraction.