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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528651/manganese-in-marine-microbiology
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Colleen M Hansel
The importance of manganese in the physiology of marine microbes, the biogeochemistry of the ocean and the health of microbial communities of past and present is emerging. Manganese is distributed widely throughout the global ocean, taking the form of an essential antioxidant (Mn(2+)), a potent oxidant (Mn(3+)) and strong adsorbent (Mn oxides) sequestering disproportionately high levels of trace metals and nutrients in comparison to the surrounding seawater. Manganese is, in fact, linked to nearly all other elemental cycles and intricately involved in the health, metabolism and function of the ocean's microbiome...
2017: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502020/biogeochemical-zonation-of-sulfur-during-the-discharge-of-groundwater-to-lake-in-desert-plateau-dakebo-lake-nw-china
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Xiaosi Su, Geng Cui, Huang Wang, Zhenxue Dai, Nam-Chil Woo, Wenzhen Yuan
As one of the important elements of controlling the redox system within the hyporheic and hypolentic zone, sulfur is involved in a series of complex biogeochemical processes such as carbon cycle, water acidification, formation of iron and manganese minerals, redox processes of trace metal elements and a series of important ecological processes. Previous studies on biogeochemistry of the hyporheic and hypolentic zones mostly concentrated on nutrients of nitrogen and phosphorus, heavy metals and other pollutants...
May 13, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500769/biogeochemistry-drives-diversity-in-the-prokaryotes-fungi-and-invertebrates-of-a-panama-forest
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Michael Kaspari, Jelena Bujan, Michael D Weiser, Daliang Ning, Sean T Michaletz, He Zhili, Brian J Enquist, Robert B Waide, Jizhong Zhou, Benjamin L Turner, S Joseph Wright
Humans are both fertilizing the world and depleting its soils, decreasing the diversity of aquatic ecosystems and terrestrial plants in the process. We know less about how nutrients shape the abundance and diversity of the prokaryotes, fungi, and invertebrates of Earth's soils. Here we explore this question in the soils of a Panama forest subject to a 13-year fertilization with factorial combinations of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) and a separate micronutrient cocktail. We contrast three hypotheses linking biogeochemistry to abundance and diversity...
May 13, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489281/unveiling-microbial-interactions-in-stratified-mat-communities-from-a-warm-saline-shallow-pond
#4
Aurélien Saghaï, Ana Gutiérrez-Preciado, Philippe Deschamps, David Moreira, Paola Bertolino, Marie Ragon, Purificación López-García
Modern phototrophic microbial mats are complex communities often used as analogs of major Precambrian ecosystems. Characterizing biotic, notably metabolic, interactions among different microbial mat members is essential to gain insights into the ecology and biogeochemistry of these systems. We applied 16S/18S rRNA metabarcoding approaches to characterize the structure of archaea, bacteria and protist communities from microbial mats collected along strong physicochemical (oxygen, salinity, temperature, depth) gradients in a shallow pond at the salar de Llamara (Chile)...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489250/causal-mechanisms-of-soil-organic-matter-decomposition-deconstructing-salinity-and-flooding-impacts-in-coastal-wetlands
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Camille L Stagg, Donald R Schoolmaster, Ken W Krauss, Nicole Cormier, William H Conner
Coastal wetlands significantly contribute to global carbon storage potential. Sea-level rise and other climate change-induced disturbances threaten coastal wetland sustainability and carbon storage capacity. It is critical that we understand the mechanisms controlling wetland carbon loss so that we can predict and manage these resources in anticipation of climate change. However, our current understanding of the mechanisms that control soil organic matter decomposition, in particular the impacts of elevated salinity, are limited, and literature reports are contradictory...
May 10, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488752/functional-structure-of-the-bromeliad-tank-microbiome-is-strongly-shaped-by-local-geochemical-conditions
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Stilianos Louca, Saulo M S Jacques, Aliny P F Pires, Juliana S Leal, Angélica L González, Michael Doebeli, Vinicius F Farjalla
Phytotelmata in tank-forming Bromeliaceae plants are regarded as potential miniature models for aquatic ecology, but detailed investigations of their microbial communities are rare. Hence, the biogeochemistry in bromeliad tanks remains poorly understood. Here we investigate the structure of bacterial and archaeal communities inhabiting the detritus within the tanks of two bromeliad species, Aechmea nudicaulis and Neoregelia cruenta, from a Brazilian sand dune forest. We used metagenomic sequencing for functional community profiling and 16S sequencing for taxonomic profiling...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487691/microbial-community-response-on-wastewater-discharge-in-boreal-lake-sediments
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Jatta Saarenheimo, Sanni L Aalto, Antti J Rissanen, Marja Tiirola
Despite high performance, municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) still discharge significant amounts of organic material and nitrogen and even microbes into the receiving water bodies, altering physico-chemical conditions and microbial functions. In this study, we examined how nitrified wastewater affects the microbiology of boreal lake sediments. Microbial community compositions were assessed with next generation sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene, and a more detailed view on nitrogen transformation processes was gained with qPCR targeting on functional genes (nirS, nirK, nosZI, nosZII, amoAarchaea, and amoAbacteria)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479280/pelagic-and-benthic-communities-of-the-antarctic-ecosystem-of-potter-cove-genomics-and-ecological-implications
#8
REVIEW
D Abele, S Vazquez, A G J Buma, E Hernandez, C Quiroga, C Held, S Frickenhaus, L Harms, J L Lopez, E Helmke, W P Mac Cormack
Molecular technologies are more frequently applied in Antarctic ecosystem research and the growing amount of sequence-based information available in databases adds a new dimension to understanding the response of Antarctic organisms and communities to environmental change. We apply molecular techniques, including fingerprinting, and amplicon and metagenome sequencing, to understand biodiversity and phylogeography to resolve adaptive processes in an Antarctic coastal ecosystem from microbial to macrobenthic organisms and communities...
May 4, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473702/organic-molecular-heterogeneities-can-withstand-diagenesis
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Julien Alleon, Sylvain Bernard, Corentin Le Guillou, Damien Daval, Feriel Skouri-Panet, Maïa Kuga, François Robert
Reconstructing the original biogeochemistry of organic fossils requires quantifying the extent of the chemical transformations that they underwent during burial-induced maturation processes. Here, we performed laboratory experiments on chemically different organic materials in order to simulate the thermal maturation processes that occur during diagenesis. Starting organic materials were microorganisms and organic aerosols. Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) was used to collect X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES) data of the organic residues...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467065/redox-ligand-complexation-controlled-chemical-fate-of-ceria-nanoparticles-in-an-agricultural-soil
#10
Yuji Arai, Jessica T Dahle
Ceria (CeO2) has received much attention in the global nanotechnology market due to its useful industrial applications. Because of its release to the environment, the chemical fate of ceria nanoparticles (NPs) becomes important in protecting the agricultural and food systems. Using experimental biogeochemistry and synchrotron-based X-ray techniques, the fate of ceria NPs (30 and 78 nm) in an agricultural soil (mildly acidic Taccoa entisols) was investigated as a function of exchangeable Ce(III) concentration (0...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448607/complementing-the-topsoil-information-of-the-land-use-land-cover-area-frame-survey-lucas-with-modelled-n2o-emissions
#11
Emanuele Lugato, Lily Paniagua, Arwyn Jones, Wim de Vries, Adrian Leip
Two objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy post-2013 (CAP, 2014-2020) in the European Union (EU) are the sustainable management of natural resources and climate smart agriculture. To understand the CAP impact on these priorities, the Land Use/Cover statistical Area frame Survey (LUCAS) employs direct field observations and soil sub-sampling across the EU. While a huge amount of information can be retrieved from LUCAS points for monitoring the environmental status of agroecosystems and assessing soil carbon sequestration, a fundamental aspect relating to climate change action is missing, namely nitrous oxide (N2O) soil emissions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447615/millions-of-boreal-shield-lakes-can-be-used-to-probe-archaean-ocean-biogeochemistry
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S L Schiff, J M Tsuji, L Wu, J J Venkiteswaran, L A Molot, R J Elgood, M J Paterson, J D Neufeld
Life originated in Archaean oceans, almost 4 billion years ago, in the absence of oxygen and the presence of high dissolved iron concentrations. Early Earth oxidation is marked globally by extensive banded iron formations but the contributing processes and timing remain controversial. Very few aquatic habitats have been discovered that match key physico-chemical parameters of the early Archaean Ocean. All previous whole ecosystem Archaean analogue studies have been confined to rare, low sulfur, and permanently stratified lakes...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429510/mixing-of-water-masses-caused-by-a-drifting-iceberg-affects-bacterial-activity-community-composition-and-substrate-utilization-capability-in-the-southern-ocean
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Julie Dinasquet, Inga Richert, Ramiro Logares, Patricia Yager, Stefan Bertilsson, Lasse Riemann
The number of icebergs produced from ice-shelf disintegration has increased over the past decade in Antarctica. These drifting icebergs mix the water column, influence stratification and nutrient condition, and can affect local productivity and food web composition. Data on whether icebergs affect bacterioplankton function and composition are scarce, however. We assessed the influence of iceberg drift on bacterial community composition and on their ability to exploit carbon substrates during summer in the coastal Southern Ocean...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419734/the-life-sulfuric-microbial-ecology-of-sulfur-cycling-in-marine-sediments
#14
REVIEW
Kenneth Wasmund, Marc Mußmann, Alexander Loy
Almost the entire seafloor is covered with sediments that can be more than 10 000 m thick and represent a vast microbial ecosystem that is a major component of Earth's element and energy cycles. Notably, a significant proportion of microbial life in marine sediments can exploit energy conserved during transformations of sulfur compounds among different redox states. Sulfur cycling, which is primarily driven by sulfate reduction, is tightly interwoven with other important element cycles (carbon, nitrogen, iron, manganese) and therefore has profound implications for both cellular- and ecosystem-level processes...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396575/the-role-of-biology-in-global-climate-change-interdisciplinary-research-in-biogeochemistry-can-help-to-understand-local-and-global-fluxes-of-carbon-and-other-elements-and-inform-environmental-policies
#15
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382982/biogeochemistry-large-rise-in-carbon-uptake-by-land-plants
#16
Dan Yakir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377745/photoferrotrophy-remains-of-an-ancient-photosynthesis-in-modern-environments
#17
REVIEW
Antonio Camacho, Xavier A Walter, Antonio Picazo, Jakob Zopfi
Photoferrotrophy, the process by which inorganic carbon is fixed into organic matter using light as an energy source and reduced iron [Fe(II)] as an electron donor, has been proposed as one of the oldest photoautotrophic metabolisms on Earth. Under the iron-rich (ferruginous) but sulfide poor conditions dominating the Archean ocean, this type of metabolism could have accounted for most of the primary production in the photic zone. Here we review the current knowledge of biogeochemical, microbial and phylogenetic aspects of photoferrotrophy, and evaluate the ecological significance of this process in ancient and modern environments...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347915/chromium-speciation-bioavailability-uptake-toxicity-and-detoxification-in-soil-plant-system-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Muhammad Shahid, Saliha Shamshad, Marina Rafiq, Sana Khalid, Irshad Bibi, Nabeel Khan Niazi, Camille Dumat, Muhammad Imtiaz Rashid
Chromium (Cr) is a potentially toxic heavy metal which does not have any essential metabolic function in plants. Various past and recent studies highlight the biogeochemistry of Cr in the soil-plant system. This review traces a plausible link among Cr speciation, bioavailability, phytouptake, phytotoxicity and detoxification based on available data, especially published from 2010 to 2016. Chromium occurs in different chemical forms (primarily as chromite (Cr(III)) and chromate (Cr(VI)) in soil which vary markedly in term of their biogeochemical behavior...
March 24, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342414/impacts-of-soil-incorporation-of-pre-incubated-silica-rich-rice-residue-on-soil-biogeochemistry-and-greenhouse-gas-fluxes-under-flooding-and-drying
#19
Madison Y Gutekunst, Rodrigo Vargas, Angelia L Seyfferth
Incorporation of silica-rich rice husk residue into flooded paddy soil decreases arsenic uptake by rice. However, the impact of this practice on soil greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and elemental cycling is unresolved particularly as amended soils experience recurrent flooding and drying cycles. We evaluated the impact of pre-incubated silica-rich rice residue incorporation to soils on pore water chemistry and soil GHG fluxes (i.e., CO2, CH4, N2O) over a flooding and drying cycle typical of flooded rice cultivation...
March 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337180/the-effect-of-increased-loads-of-dissolved-organic-matter-on-estuarine-microbial-community-composition-and-function
#20
Sachia J Traving, Owen Rowe, Nina M Jakobsen, Helle Sørensen, Julie Dinasquet, Colin A Stedmon, Agneta Andersson, Lasse Riemann
Increased river loads are projected as one of the major consequences of climate change in the northern hemisphere, leading to elevated inputs of riverine dissolved organic matter (DOM) and inorganic nutrients to coastal ecosystems. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of elevated DOM on a coastal pelagic food web from the coastal northern Baltic Sea, in a 32-day mesocosm experiment. In particular, the study addresses the response of bacterioplankton to differences in character and composition of supplied DOM...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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