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Salinity shapes microbial diversity and community structure in surface sediments of the Qinghai-Tibetan Lakes

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, April 2016
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Title
Salinity shapes microbial diversity and community structure in surface sediments of the Qinghai-Tibetan Lakes
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Scientific Reports, April 2016
DOI 10.1038/srep25078
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Jian Yang, Li’an Ma, Hongchen Jiang, Geng Wu, Hailiang Dong

Abstract

Investigating microbial response to environmental variables is of great importance for understanding of microbial acclimatization and evolution in natural environments. However, little is known about how microbial communities responded to environmental factors (e.g. salinity, geographic distance) in lake surface sediments of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). In this study, microbial diversity and community structure in the surface sediments of nine lakes on the QTP were investigated by using the Illumina Miseq sequencing technique and the resulting microbial data were statistically analyzed in combination with environmental variables. The results showed total microbial community of the studied lakes was significantly correlated (r = 0.631, P < 0.001) with lake salinity instead of geographic distance. This suggests that lake salinity is more important than geographic distance in shaping the microbial diversity and community structure in the studied samples. In addition, the abundant and rare taxa (OTUs with relative abundance higher than 1% and lower than 0.01% within one sample, respectively) were significantly (P < 0.05) correlated (r = 0.427 and 0.783, respectively) with salinity, suggesting rare taxa might be more sensitive to salinity than their abundant counterparts, thus cautions should be taken in future when evaluating microbial response (abundant vs. rare sub-communities) to environmental conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 1%
France 1 1%
Unknown 96 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 30%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 14%
Student > Master 13 13%
Researcher 9 9%
Student > Postgraduate 8 8%
Other 14 14%
Unknown 11 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 28%
Environmental Science 25 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 13%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 3%
Other 7 7%
Unknown 16 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 April 2016.
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#2,369,812
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#18,615
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