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DOI 10.1016/j.jprot.2021.104428
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Title (Primary) Functional soil mycobiome across ecosystems
Author Fernandes, M.L.P.; Bastida, F.; Jehmlich, N. ORCID logo ; Martinović, T.; Větrovský, T.; Baldrian, P.; Delgado-Baquerizo, M.; Starke, R.
Source Titel Journal of Proteomics
Year 2022
Department MOLSYB
Volume 252
Page From art. 104428
Language englisch
Topic T9 Healthy Planet
Keywords Soil; fungi; Metabarcoding; Metaproteomics; PLFA
Abstract Fungi support a wide range of ecosystem processes such as decomposition of organic matter and plant-soil relationships. Yet, our understanding of the factors driving the metaproteome of fungal communities is still scarce. Here, we conducted a field survey including data on fungal biomass (by phospholipid fatty acids, PLFA), community composition (by metabarcoding of the 18S rRNA gene from extracted DNA) and functional profile (by metaproteomics) to investigate soil fungi and their relation to edaphic and environmental variables across three ecosystems (forests, grasslands, and shrublands) distributed across the globe. We found that protein richness of soil fungi was significantly higher in forests than in shrublands. Among a wide suite of edaphic and environmental variables, we found that soil carbon content and plant cover shaped evenness and diversity of fungal soil proteins while protein richness correlated to mean annual temperature and pH. Functions shifted from metabolism in forests to information processing and storage in shrublands. The differences between the biomes highlight the utility of metaproteomics to investigate functional microbiomes in soil.
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Fernandes, M.L.P., Bastida, F., Jehmlich, N., Martinović, T., Větrovský, T., Baldrian, P., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Starke, R. (2022):
Functional soil mycobiome across ecosystems
J. Proteomics 252 , art. 104428 10.1016/j.jprot.2021.104428