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Microbial speciation may even be more easily observable in geothermal habitats than in other ecosystems. Geothermal ecosystems are the province of prokaryotes – of unicellular organism. In addition to the high temperature, conditions may range from one extreme to another in pH and other environmental variables. Chemical composition of the water varies enormously, even between adjacent sites, and steep environmental gradients are common. The geothermal gases provide abundant sources of chemical energy, in many instances leading to the formation of unique microbial mat communities.
It is commonly accepted that bacteria are clonal but it is also recognized that the population is the subject or unit of evolution. This presupposes a cohesive force keeping and reinforcing population boundaries. What is the nature of such a force and how universal is it? Are there more than one? One view maintains that prokaryotic evolution can be understood primarily in terms of clonal divergences and intraspecies competition and that periodic selection acts as the cohesive force by repeatedly purging a population – the species – of genetic diversity (Levin 1981; Cohan 2002).
2a). The origin of Mediterranean DHABs was determined by the dissolution, followed to tectonic events, of salt evaporites. The originated brines filled in local depressions and anoxia developed in these basins (Wallmann et al. 1997). Moreover, compositional changes of brines occurred during time, due to both biochemical and biological processes. Tyro and Bannock were the first DHABs discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Cita et al. 1985; Jongsma et al. 1983), followed by Urania, Discovery, and L’Atalante (Medriff Consortium 1995) and, more recently, by Medee, Thethis, and Kryos (La Cono et al.