Can the Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) BART testers be used on seabed sediment?

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Document ID TE900

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Can the Sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) BART testers be used on seabed sediment?
Summary
SRB BART use on seabed sediment
Answer
SRB BART testers have been used on seabed samples including deep ocean (4,000 m) with a few at deeper depths. The nature of the seabed is critical, but they work even with high salts often close to saturated.