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dc.contributor.authorWei, STen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLacap-Bugler, DCen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLau, MCen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCaruso, Ten_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRao, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorde Los Rios, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorArcher, SKen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorChiu, JMen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Cen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorVan Nostrand, JDen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, DWen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPointing, SBen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T23:07:40Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T23:07:40Z
dc.date.copyright2016en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers of Microbiology, 7:1642. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01642
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10733
dc.description.abstractThe McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica are an extreme polar desert. Mineral soils support subsurface microbial communities and translucent rocks support development of hypolithic communities on ventral surfaces in soil contact. Despite significant research attention, relatively little is known about taxonomic and functional diversity or their inter-relationships. Here we report a combined diversity and functional interrogation for soil and hypoliths of the Miers Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. The study employed 16S rRNA fingerprinting and high throughput sequencing combined with the GeoChip functional microarray. The soil community was revealed as a highly diverse reservoir of bacterial diversity dominated by actinobacteria. Hypolithic communities were less diverse and dominated by cyanobacteria. Major differences in putative functionality were that soil communities displayed greater diversity in stress tolerance and recalcitrant substrate utilization pathways, whilst hypolithic communities supported greater diversity of nutrient limitation adaptation pathways. A relatively high level of functional redundancy in both soil and hypoliths may indicate adaptation of these communities to fluctuating environmental conditions.en_NZ
dc.languageENGen_NZ
dc.publisherFrontiers Media S.A.
dc.relation.urihttp://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2016.01642/full
dc.rights© 2016 Wei, Lacap-Bugler, Lau, Caruso, Rao, de los Rios, Archer, Chiu, Higgins, Van Nostrand, Zhou, Hopkins and Pointing. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.subjectAntarcticaen_NZ
dc.subjectDry Valleysen_NZ
dc.subjectGeochipen_NZ
dc.subjectCyanobacteriaen_NZ
dc.subjectHypolithen_NZ
dc.subjectSoilen_NZ
dc.titleTaxonomic and Functional Diversity of Soil and Hypolithic Microbial Communities in Miers Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarcticaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmicb.2016.01642en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage1642
aut.relation.volume7en_NZ
pubs.elements-id214084
aut.relation.journalFront Microbiolen_NZ


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