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Remarkable recovery and colonization behaviour of methane oxidizing bacteria in soil after disturbance is controlled by methane source only

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Pan, Y and Abell, GCJ and Bodelier, PLE and Meima-Franke, M and Sessitsch, A and Bodrossy, L, Remarkable recovery and colonization behaviour of methane oxidizing bacteria in soil after disturbance is controlled by methane source only, Microbial Ecology: An International Journal, 68, (2) pp. 259-270. ISSN 0095-3628 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00248-014-0402-9

Abstract

Little is understood about the relationship between microbial assemblage history, the composition and function of specific functional guilds and the ecosystem functions they provide. To learn more about this relationship we used methane oxidizing bacteria (MOB) as model organisms and performed soil microcosm experiments comprised of identical soil substrates, hosting distinct overall microbial diversities (i.e., full, reduced and zero total microbial and MOB diversities). After inoculation with undisturbed soil, the recovery of MOB activity, MOB diversity and total bacterial diversity were followed over 3 months by methane oxidation potential measurements and analyses targeting pmoA and 16S rRNA genes. Measurement of methane oxidation potential demonstrated different recovery rates across the different treatments. Despite different starting microbial diversities, the recovery and succession of the MOB communities followed a similar pattern across the different treatment microcosms. In this study we found that edaphic parameters were the dominant factor shaping microbial communities over time and that the starting microbial community played only a minor role in shaping MOB microbial community

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Microbiology
Research Field:Microbial Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management not elsewhere classified
Author:Bodrossy, L (Dr Levente Bodrossy)
ID Code:117380
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-06-09
Last Modified:2017-08-31
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