Effects of field warming on a High Arctic soil bacterial community: A metagenomic analysis

Lim, P.P.J. and Newsham, Kevin K. and Convey, Peter and Gan, Han Ming and Yew, Wen Chyin and Tan, Geok Yuan Annie (2018) Effects of field warming on a High Arctic soil bacterial community: A metagenomic analysis. Current Science, 115 (9). pp. 1697-1700. ISSN 0011-3891,

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Soil microbial communities in the Arctic, one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth, play an important role in a range of ecological processes. This report describes initial studies of natural soil bacterial diversity at a High Arctic site on Svalbard, as part of a long-term field environmental manipulation study. The impact of increased soil temperature and water availability on soil microbial communities was investigated. The manipulation experiment, using open-top chambers, was installed in late summer 2014, and the soils were sampled soon after snow melt in July 2015. High throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA genes showed relatively uniform diversity across the study area and revealed no significant initial effect of treatments on bacterial communities over the first 10-month autumn-winter-spring manipulation period.

Item Type: Article
Funders: NERC core funding to the BAS ‘Biodiversity, Evolution and Adaptation’ Team, UMRG (RP002E-13SUS & RP007-2012D), MOSTI Flagship Grant (FP0712E012)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arctic soil bacterial diversity; High throughput sequencing; Open top chambers; Svalbard
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 02:51
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 02:51
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/21437

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