publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Positive diversity-functioning relationships in model communities of methanotrophic bacteria

NIOO-KNAW KNAW; Paul Bodelier; Martin Hartmann; Pascal Niklaus;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
Abstract
: Biodiversity enhances ecosystem functions such as biomass production and nutrient cycling. Although the majority of the terrestrial biodiversity is hidden in soils, very little is known about the importance of the diversity of microbial communities for soil functioning. Here, we tested effects of biodiversity on the functioning of methanotrophs, a specialized group of soil bacteria that plays a key role in mediating greenhouse gas emissions from soils. Using pure strains of methanotrophic bacteria, we assembled artificial communities of different diversity levels, with which we inoculated sterile soil microcosms. To assess the functioning of these communities,...
Subjects
free text keywords: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, 570 Life sciences; biology, 590 Animals (Zoology), Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, international, Global environmental change, Microbiomes
Funded by
SNSF| The stability of soil microbial functions under disturbance: A study of mechanisms linked to trace gas fluxes
Project
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: 315230_144065
  • Funding stream: Project funding | Project funding (Div. I-III)
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
60 references, page 1 of 4

1Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zu€rich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland 2Department of Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Droevendaalsesteeg 10, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands 3Forest Soils and Biogeochemistry, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Zu€rcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland 4Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, ETH Zurich, Universita€tstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland 5University of Zurich Research Priority Program Global Change and Biodiversity, University of Zu€rich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., L. Giaramida, P. B. Reich, A. N. Khachane, K. Hamonts, C. Edwards, L. A. Lawton, and B. K. Singh. 2016. Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning. Journal of Ecology 104:936-946. [OpenAIRE]

Dunfield, P. F., and R. Conrad. 2000. Starvation alters the apparent half-saturation constant for methane in the type II methanotroph Methylocystis strain LR1. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66:4136-4138. [OpenAIRE]

Dunfield, P. F., W. Liesack, T. Henckel, R. Conrad, and R. Knowles. 1999. High-affinity methane oxidation by a soil enrichment culture containing a type II methanotroph. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65:1009-1014. [OpenAIRE]

Dunfield, P. F., V. N. Khmelenina, N. E. Suzina, Y. A. Trotsenko, and S. N. Dedysh. 2003. Methylocella silvestris sp. nov., a novel methonotroph isolated from an acidic forest cambisol. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53:1231-1239. [OpenAIRE]

Edgar, R. C. 2004. MUSCLE: Multiple sequence alignment with high accuracy and high throughput. Nucleic Acids Research 32: 1792-1797.

Edgar, R. C. 2010. Search and clustering orders of magnitude faster than BLAST. Bioinformatics 26:2460-2461.

Edgar, R. C., and H. Flyvbjerg. 2015. Error filtering, pair assembly and error correction for next-generation sequencing reads. Bioinformatics 31:3476-3482. [OpenAIRE]

Eller, G., and P. Frenzel. 2001. Changes in activity and community structure of methane-oxidizing bacteria over the growth period of rice. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67:2395-2403. [OpenAIRE]

Fetzer, I., K. Johst, R. Scha€we, T. Banitz, H. Harms, and A. Chatzinotas. 2015. The extent of functional redundancy changes as species' roles shift in different environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:14888-14893. [OpenAIRE]

Flynn, D. F. B., N. Mirotchnick, M. Jain, M. I. Palmer, and S. Naeem. 2011. Functional and phylogenetic diversity as predictors of biodiversity-ecosystem-function relationships. Ecology 92: 1573-1581.

Frey, B., T. Rime, M. Phillips, B. Stierli, I. Hajdas, F. Widmer, and M. Hartmann. 2016. Microbial diversity in European alpine permafrost and active layers. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92:1-17.

Gravel, D., T. Bell, C. Barbera, T. Bouvier, T. Pommier, P. Venail, and N. Mouquet. 2011. Experimental niche evolution alters the strength of the diversity-productivity relationship. Nature 469:89-92.

Griffiths, B. S., et al. 2000. Ecosystem response of pasture soil communities to fumigation-induced microbial diversity reductions: an examination of the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship. Oikos 90:279-294.

Griffiths, B., K. Ritz, R. Wheatley, H. Kuan, B. Boag, S. Christensen, F. Ekelund, S. Sørensen, S. Muller, and J. Bloem. 2001. An examination of the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship in arable soil microbial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 33:1713-1722.

60 references, page 1 of 4
Abstract
: Biodiversity enhances ecosystem functions such as biomass production and nutrient cycling. Although the majority of the terrestrial biodiversity is hidden in soils, very little is known about the importance of the diversity of microbial communities for soil functioning. Here, we tested effects of biodiversity on the functioning of methanotrophs, a specialized group of soil bacteria that plays a key role in mediating greenhouse gas emissions from soils. Using pure strains of methanotrophic bacteria, we assembled artificial communities of different diversity levels, with which we inoculated sterile soil microcosms. To assess the functioning of these communities,...
Subjects
free text keywords: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, 570 Life sciences; biology, 590 Animals (Zoology), Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, international, Global environmental change, Microbiomes
Funded by
SNSF| The stability of soil microbial functions under disturbance: A study of mechanisms linked to trace gas fluxes
Project
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: 315230_144065
  • Funding stream: Project funding | Project funding (Div. I-III)
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
60 references, page 1 of 4

1Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zu€rich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland 2Department of Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Droevendaalsesteeg 10, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands 3Forest Soils and Biogeochemistry, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Zu€rcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland 4Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics, ETH Zurich, Universita€tstrasse 16, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland 5University of Zurich Research Priority Program Global Change and Biodiversity, University of Zu€rich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Delgado-Baquerizo, M., L. Giaramida, P. B. Reich, A. N. Khachane, K. Hamonts, C. Edwards, L. A. Lawton, and B. K. Singh. 2016. Lack of functional redundancy in the relationship between microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning. Journal of Ecology 104:936-946. [OpenAIRE]

Dunfield, P. F., and R. Conrad. 2000. Starvation alters the apparent half-saturation constant for methane in the type II methanotroph Methylocystis strain LR1. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66:4136-4138. [OpenAIRE]

Dunfield, P. F., W. Liesack, T. Henckel, R. Conrad, and R. Knowles. 1999. High-affinity methane oxidation by a soil enrichment culture containing a type II methanotroph. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65:1009-1014. [OpenAIRE]

Dunfield, P. F., V. N. Khmelenina, N. E. Suzina, Y. A. Trotsenko, and S. N. Dedysh. 2003. Methylocella silvestris sp. nov., a novel methonotroph isolated from an acidic forest cambisol. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 53:1231-1239. [OpenAIRE]

Edgar, R. C. 2004. MUSCLE: Multiple sequence alignment with high accuracy and high throughput. Nucleic Acids Research 32: 1792-1797.

Edgar, R. C. 2010. Search and clustering orders of magnitude faster than BLAST. Bioinformatics 26:2460-2461.

Edgar, R. C., and H. Flyvbjerg. 2015. Error filtering, pair assembly and error correction for next-generation sequencing reads. Bioinformatics 31:3476-3482. [OpenAIRE]

Eller, G., and P. Frenzel. 2001. Changes in activity and community structure of methane-oxidizing bacteria over the growth period of rice. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67:2395-2403. [OpenAIRE]

Fetzer, I., K. Johst, R. Scha€we, T. Banitz, H. Harms, and A. Chatzinotas. 2015. The extent of functional redundancy changes as species' roles shift in different environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112:14888-14893. [OpenAIRE]

Flynn, D. F. B., N. Mirotchnick, M. Jain, M. I. Palmer, and S. Naeem. 2011. Functional and phylogenetic diversity as predictors of biodiversity-ecosystem-function relationships. Ecology 92: 1573-1581.

Frey, B., T. Rime, M. Phillips, B. Stierli, I. Hajdas, F. Widmer, and M. Hartmann. 2016. Microbial diversity in European alpine permafrost and active layers. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92:1-17.

Gravel, D., T. Bell, C. Barbera, T. Bouvier, T. Pommier, P. Venail, and N. Mouquet. 2011. Experimental niche evolution alters the strength of the diversity-productivity relationship. Nature 469:89-92.

Griffiths, B. S., et al. 2000. Ecosystem response of pasture soil communities to fumigation-induced microbial diversity reductions: an examination of the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship. Oikos 90:279-294.

Griffiths, B., K. Ritz, R. Wheatley, H. Kuan, B. Boag, S. Christensen, F. Ekelund, S. Sørensen, S. Muller, and J. Bloem. 2001. An examination of the biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship in arable soil microbial communities. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 33:1713-1722.

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