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Verrucomicrobia are prevalent in north-temperate freshwater lakes and display class-level preferences between lake habitats

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, March 2018
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Title
Verrucomicrobia are prevalent in north-temperate freshwater lakes and display class-level preferences between lake habitats
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PLOS ONE, March 2018
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0195112
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Edna Chiang, Marian L. Schmidt, Michelle A. Berry, Bopaiah A. Biddanda, Ashley Burtner, Thomas H. Johengen, Danna Palladino, Vincent J. Denef

Abstract

The bacterial phylum Verrucomicrobia was formally described two decades ago and originally believed to be a minor member of many ecosystems; however, it is now recognized as ubiquitous and abundant in both soil and aquatic systems. Nevertheless, knowledge of the drivers of its relative abundance and within-phylum habitat preferences remains sparse, especially in lake systems. Here, we documented the distribution of Verrucomicrobia in 12 inland lakes in Southeastern Michigan, a Laurentian Great Lake (Lake Michigan), and a freshwater estuary, which span a gradient in lake sizes, depths, residence times, and trophic states. A wide range of physical and geochemical parameters was covered by sampling seasonally from the surface and bottom of each lake, and by separating samples into particle-associated and free-living fractions. On average, Verrucomicrobia was the 4th most abundant phylum (range 1.7-41.7%). Fraction, season, station, and depth explained up to 70% of the variance in Verrucomicrobia community composition and preference for these habitats was phylogenetically conserved at the class-level. When relative abundance was linearly modeled against environmental data, Verrucomicrobia and non-Verrucomicrobia bacterial community composition correlated to similar quantitative environmental parameters, although there were lake system-dependent differences and > 55% of the variance remained unexplained. A majority of the phylum exhibited preference for the particle-associated fraction and two classes (Opitutae and Verrucomicrobiae) were identified to be more abundant during the spring season. This study highlights the high relative abundance of Verrucomicrobia in north temperate lake systems and expands insights into drivers of within-phylum habitat preferences of the Verrucomicrobia.

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Unknown 32 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 28%
Student > Master 8 25%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Other 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 16%
Environmental Science 4 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 13%
Engineering 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 9 28%

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