Tropical freshwater environments, like rivers, are important reservoirs of microbial life. This study employed metagenomic sequencing to survey prokaryotic microbiota in the Solimões, Purus, and Urucu Rivers of the Amazon Basin in Brazil. We report a rich and diverse microbial community.
Santos-Júnior, C. D., Kishi, L. T., Toyama, D., Soares-Costa, A., Souza Oliveira, T. C., de Miranda, F. P., & Henrique-Silva, F. (2017). Metagenome sequencing of prokaryotic microbiota collected from rivers in the Upper Amazon Basin. Genome Announcements, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01450-16