2 Works

Data from: Contrasting taxonomic stratification of microbial communities in two hypersaline meromictic lakes

Adrian-Stefan Andrei, Michael S. Robeson, Andreea Baricz, Cristian Coman, Vasile Muntean, Artur Ionescu, Giuseppe Etiope, Mircea Alexe, Cosmin Ionel Sicora, Mircea Podar & Horia Leonard Banciu
Hypersaline meromictic lakes are extreme environments in which water stratification is associated with powerful physicochemical gradients and high salt concentrations. Furthermore, their physical stability coupled with vertical water column partitioning makes them important research model systems in microbial niche differentiation and biogeochemical cycling. Here, we compare the prokaryotic assemblages from Ursu and Fara Fund hypersaline meromictic lakes (Transylvanian Basin, Romania) in relation to their limnological factors and infer their role in elemental cycling by matching...

Data from: Plant host and soil origin influence fungal and bacterial assemblages in the roots of woody plants

Gregory Bonito, Hannah Reynolds, Brendan P. Hodkinson, Jessica Nelson, Gerald Tuskan, , Christopher W. Schadt, Rytas Vilgalys & Michael S. Robeson
Microbial communities in plant roots provide critical links between above and belowground processes in terrestrial ecosystems. Variation in root communities has been attributed to plant host effects and microbial host preferences, as well as to factors pertaining to soil conditions, microbial biogeography and the presence of viable microbial propagules. To address hypotheses regarding the influence of plant host and soil biogeography on root fungal and bacterial communities we designed a trap-plant bioassay experiment. Replicate Populus,...

Registration Year

  • 2014

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  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Duke University
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • BabeČ™-Bolyai University