Microbial Diversity and Cyanobacterial Production in Dziani Dzaha Crater Lake, a Unique Tropical Thalassohaline Environment

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This study describes, for the first time, the water chemistry and microbial diversity in Dziani
Dzaha, a tropical crater lake located on Mayotte Island (Comoros archipelago, Western
Indian Ocean).


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Dziani Dzaha Crater Lake (crédit photo : Sébastien Turay)


MARBEC MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation, is a research unit which includes the staff of 4 organizations: IRD, IFREMER, UM and CNRS. Its objective is the study of marine biodiversity in lagoon coastal and offshore ecosystems, at different integration levels, molecular, individual, population and community aspects and the way humans use this biodiversity.