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Anaerobic trophic interactions of contrasting methane-emitting mire soils : processes versus taxa

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Hunger, Sindy ; Gößner, Anita S. ; Drake, Harold L.:
Anaerobic trophic interactions of contrasting methane-emitting mire soils : processes versus taxa.
In: FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Vol. 91 (2015) Issue 5 . - pp. 1-14.
ISSN 1574-6941
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiv045

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Natural wetlands such as mires contribute up to 33% to the global emission of methane. The emission of methane is driven by trophic interactions of anaerobes that collectively degrade biopolymers. The hypothesis of this study was that these interactions in contrasting methane-emitting mire soils are functionally similar but linked to dissimilar taxa. This hypothesis was addressed by evaluating anaerobic processes and microbial taxa of eutrophic, mesotrophic, and oligotrophic mire soils. Glucose was fermented to various products (e.g. H2, CO2, butyrate, acetate). Acetoclastic methanogenesis occurred, and acetogenesis and methanogenesis transformed H2-CO2 to acetate and methane, respectively. Although product profiles, cultivable cell numbers, and gene copy numbers (mcrA [encodes alpha-subunit of methyl-CoM reductase] and 16S rRNA genes) were similar for all mire soils, only approximately 15% of detected family-level bacteria and species-level methanogens were shared by all mire soils. Approximately 40% of the detected family-level taxa of each mire soil have no cultured isolates. Acidic conditions appeared to restrict the number of dominant phylotypes. The results indicated (a) that microbial processes which drive methanogenesis are similar but facilitated by dissimilar microbial communities in contrasting mire soils and (b) that mire soils harbor a large number of taxa with no cultured isolates.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER128241
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Ecological Microbiology
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2016 12:12
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 12:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/33752