TITLE

Effects of submerged macrophytes on the abundance and community composition of ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes in a eutrophic lake

AUTHOR(S)
Zhao, Da-yong; Luo, Juan; Zeng, Jin; Wang, Meng; Yan, Wen-ming; Huang, Rui; Wu, Qinglong
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Jan2014, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p389
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abundances and community compositions of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) in unvegetated sediment and the rhizosphere sediments of three submerged macrophytes ( Ceratophyllum demersum, Vallisneria spinulosa, and Potamogeton crispus) were investigated in a large, eutrophic freshwater lake, Lake Taihu. Abundances of archaeal ammonia monooxygenase alpha-subunit ( amoA) gene (from 6.56 × 10 copies to 1.06 × 10 copies per gram of dry sediment) were higher than those of bacterial amoA (from 6.13 × 10 to 3.21 × 10 copies per gram of dry sediment) in all samples. Submerged macrophytes exhibited no significant effect on the abundance and diversity of archaeal amoA gene. C. demersum and V. spinulosa increased the abundance and diversity of bacterial amoA gene in their rhizosphere sediment. However, the diversity of bacterial amoA gene in the rhizosphere sediments of P. crispus was decreased. The data obtained in this study would be helpful to elucidate the roles of submerged macrophytes involved in the nitrogen cycling of eutrophic lake ecosystems.
ACCESSION #
93391713

 

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