Profiling the bacterial diversity in a typical karst tiankeng of china

Pu, G. ✉; Lv, Y. ✉; Dong, L.; Zhou, L.; Huang, K.; Zeng, D. ✉; Mo, L.; Xu, G. ✉

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Szakcikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: BIOMOLECULES 2218-273X 9 (5) p. 187 Paper: 187 2019
  • SJR Scopus - Biochemistry: Q1
While karst tiankengs have a higher capacity to act as safe havens for biodiversity in changing climates, little is known about their soil microorganisms. To fill this gap, we investigate the distribution and driving factors of the bacterial community in karst tiankeng systems. There is a significant difference in the soil characteristics between the inside and the outside of a karst tiankeng. At the karst tiankeng considered in this study, the bacterial composition, in terms of the operational taxonomic unit (OTU), was found to be significantly different in different soil samples, taken from diverse sampling sites within the collapsed doline or the external area, and showed a high habitat heterogeneity. The dominant phylum abundances vary with the sampling sites and have their own indicator taxa from phylum to genus. Unlike the primary controlling factors of plant diversity, the microclimate (soil moisture and temperature), soil pH, and slope dominated the distribution of the bacterial community in karst tiankeng systems. Our results firstly showed the distribution characteristics of bacterial communities and then revealed the importance of microhabitats in predicting the microbial distribution in karst tiankeng systems. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
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