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DOI 10.1016/j.jprot.2021.104147
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Title (Primary) The structure and function of soil archaea across biomes
Author Starke, R.; Siles, J.A.; Fernandes, M.L.P.; Schallert, K.; Benndorf, D.; Plaza, C.; Jehmlich, N. ORCID logo ; Delgado-Baquerizo, M.; Bastida, F.
Source Titel Journal of Proteomics
Year 2021
Department MOLSYB
Volume 237
Page From art. 104147
Language englisch
Topic T9 Healthy Planet
Keywords Soil; 16S; rRNA gene amplicon sequencing; Metaproteomics; Archaea; Climate; Vegetation
Abstract We lack a predictive understanding of the environmental drivers determining the structure and function of archaeal communities as well as the proteome associated with these important soil organisms. Here, we characterized the structure (by 16S rRNA gene sequencing) and function (by metaproteomics) of archaea from 32 soil samples across terrestrial ecosystems with contrasting climate and vegetation types. Our multi-“omics” approach unveiled that genes from Nitrosophaerales and Thermoplasmata dominated soils collected from four continents, and that archaea comprise 2.3 ± 0.3% of microbial proteins in these soils. Aridity positively correlated with the proportion of Nitrosophaerales genes and the number of archaeal proteins. The interaction of climate x vegetation shaped the functional profile of the archaeal community. Our study provides novel insights into the structure and function of soil archaea across climates, and highlights that these communities may be influenced by increasing global aridity.
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Starke, R., Siles, J.A., Fernandes, M.L.P., Schallert, K., Benndorf, D., Plaza, C., Jehmlich, N., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Bastida, F. (2021):
The structure and function of soil archaea across biomes
J. Proteomics 237 , art. 104147 10.1016/j.jprot.2021.104147