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Community dynamics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes in an estuary reservoir
Sun, Z.; Li, G.; Wang, C.; Jing, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Zhang, S.; Liu, Y. (2014). Community dynamics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes in an estuary reservoir. NPG Scientific Reports 4(6966): 8 pp. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/srep06966
In: Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 2045-2322, more
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Keyword
    Brackish water

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  • Sun, Z.
  • Li, G.
  • Wang, C.
  • Jing, Y.
  • Zhu, Y.
  • Zhang, S.
  • Liu, Y.

Abstract
    This study demonstrates both prokaryotic and eukaryotic community structures and dominant taxonomies in different positions of the greatest estuary reservoir for drinking water source in the world in four seasons of one year using 454 pyrosequencing method with total of 312,949 16S rRNA and 374,752 18S rRNA gene fragments, including 1,652 bacteria OTUs and 1,182 fungus OTUs. During winter and spring, the community composition at the phylum level showed that microorganisms had similar structures but their quantities were different. Similarly, obvious changes at the genus level were observed among the samples taken in winter and spring between summer and fall. Microorganisms located the reservoir inlet were founded to be different from those in rear at both phylum and genus level. Air temperature had a stronger effect than sampling location on the microbial community structure. Total nitrogen and dissolved oxygen were algae-monitoring indicators during the whole year. Moreover, Bacillus was an efficient indicator during summer and autumn for bacteria OTUs.

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