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Carbon flow from volcanic CO2 into soil microbial communities of a wetland mofette

Overview of attention for article published in ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology, September 2014
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Title
Carbon flow from volcanic CO2 into soil microbial communities of a wetland mofette
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ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology, September 2014
DOI 10.1038/ismej.2014.148
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Felix Beulig, Verena B Heuer, Denise M Akob, Bernhard Viehweger, Marcus Elvert, Martina Herrmann, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Kirsten Küsel

Abstract

Effects of extremely high carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations on soil microbial communities and associated processes are largely unknown. We studied a wetland area affected by spots of subcrustal CO2 degassing (mofettes) with focus on anaerobic autotrophic methanogenesis and acetogenesis because the pore gas phase was largely hypoxic. Compared with a reference soil, the mofette was more acidic (ΔpH ∼0.8), strongly enriched in organic carbon (up to 10 times), and exhibited lower prokaryotic diversity. It was dominated by methanogens and subdivision 1 Acidobacteria, which likely thrived under stable hypoxia and acidic pH. Anoxic incubations revealed enhanced formation of acetate and methane (CH4) from hydrogen (H2) and CO2 consistent with elevated CH4 and acetate levels in the mofette soil. (13)CO2 mofette soil incubations showed high label incorporations with ∼512 ng (13)C g (dry weight (dw)) soil(-1) d(-1) into the bulk soil and up to 10.7 ng (13)C g (dw) soil(-1) d(-1) into almost all analyzed bacterial lipids. Incorporation of CO2-derived carbon into archaeal lipids was much lower and restricted to the first 10 cm of the soil. DNA-SIP analysis revealed that acidophilic methanogens affiliated with Methanoregulaceae and hitherto unknown acetogens appeared to be involved in the chemolithoautotrophic utilization of (13)CO2. Subdivision 1 Acidobacteriaceae assimilated (13)CO2 likely via anaplerotic reactions because Acidobacteriaceae are not known to harbor enzymatic pathways for autotrophic CO2 assimilation. We conclude that CO2-induced geochemical changes promoted anaerobic and acidophilic organisms and altered carbon turnover in affected soils.The ISME Journal advance online publication, 12 September 2014; doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.148.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Austria 1 2%
Unknown 50 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 25%
Researcher 12 23%
Student > Master 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 4 8%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 4 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 50%
Environmental Science 7 13%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Chemical Engineering 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 10 19%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 82. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 August 2015.
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