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DOI 10.1186/s40168-024-01802-3
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Synthesis of recovery patterns in microbial communities across environments
Author Jurburg, S.D.; Blowes, S.A.; Shade, A.; Eisenhauer, N.; Chase, J.M.
Source Titel Microbiome
Year 2024
Department iDiv; AME
Volume 12
Page From art. 79
Language englisch
Topic T7 Bioeconomy
Keywords Community disturbance; Microbiome; Bacteria; Disturbance
Abstract Background
Disturbances alter the diversity and composition of microbial communities. Yet a generalized empirical assessment of microbiome responses to disturbance across different environments is needed to understand the factors driving microbiome recovery, and the role of the environment in driving these patterns.
To this end, we combined null models with Bayesian generalized linear models to examine 86 time series of disturbed mammalian, aquatic, and soil microbiomes up to 50 days following disturbance. Overall, disturbances had the strongest effect on mammalian microbiomes, which lost taxa and later recovered their richness, but not their composition. In contrast, following disturbance, aquatic microbiomes tended away from their pre-disturbance composition over time. Surprisingly, across all environments, we found no evidence of increased compositional dispersion (i.e., variance) following disturbance, in contrast to the expectations of the Anna Karenina Principle.
This is the first study to systematically compare secondary successional dynamics across disturbed microbiomes, using a consistent temporal scale and modeling approach. Our findings show that the recovery of microbiomes is environment-specific, and helps to reconcile existing, environment-specific research into a unified perspective.
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Jurburg, S.D., Blowes, S.A., Shade, A., Eisenhauer, N., Chase, J.M. (2024):
Synthesis of recovery patterns in microbial communities across environments
Microbiome 12 , art. 79 10.1186/s40168-024-01802-3