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Sulfolobus islandicus meta‐populations in Yellowstone National Park hot springs

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Microbiology, June 2017
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Title
Sulfolobus islandicus meta‐populations in Yellowstone National Park hot springs
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Environmental Microbiology, June 2017
DOI 10.1111/1462-2920.13728
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Kate M. Campbell, Angela Kouris, Whitney England, Rika E. Anderson, R. Blaine McCleskey, D. Kirk Nordstrom, Rachel J. Whitaker

Abstract

Abiotic and biotic forces shape the structure and evolution of microbial populations. We investigated forces that shape the spatial and temporal population structure of Sulfolobus islandicus by comparing geochemical and molecular analysis from seven hot springs in five regions sampled over three years in Yellowstone National Park. Through deep amplicon sequencing, we uncovered 148 unique alleles at two loci whose relative frequency provides clear evidence for independent populations in different hot springs. Although geography controls regional geochemical composition and population differentiation, temporal changes in population were not explained by corresponding variation in geochemistry. The data suggest that the influence of extinction, bottleneck events, and/or selective sweeps within a spring and low migration between springs shape these populations. We suggest that hydrologic events such as storm events and surface snowmelt runoff destabilize smaller hot spring environments with smaller populations and result in high variation in the S. islandicus population over time. Therefore, physical abiotic features such as hot spring size and position in the landscape are important factors shaping the stability and diversity of the S. islandicus meta-population within Yellowstone National Park. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Country Count As %
United States 1 4%
Unknown 25 96%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 27%
Researcher 6 23%
Student > Postgraduate 3 12%
Professor 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 4 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 35%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 23%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 8%
Chemistry 2 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 5 19%
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