Spatial Variations of the Methanogenic Communities in the Sediments of Tropical Mangroves
Jing, Hongmei1; Cheung, Shunyan2; Zhou, Zhi3,4,5; Wu, Chen3; Nagarajan, Sanjay3; Liu, Hongbin2
2016-09-29
Source PublicationPLOS ONE
Volume11Issue:9
AbstractMethane production by methanogens in mangrove sediments is known to contribute significantly to global warming, but studies on the shift of methanogenic community in response to anthropogenic contaminations were still limited. In this study, the effect of anthropogenic activities in the mangrove sediments along the north and south coastlines of Singapore were investigated by pyrosequencing of the mcrA gene. Our results showed that hydrogenotrophic, acetoclastic and methylotrophic methanogens coexist in the sediments. The predominance of the methylotrophic Methanosarcinales reflects the potential for high methane production as well as the possible availability of low acetate and high methylated C-1 compounds as substrates. A decline in the number of acetoclastic/methylotrophic methanogens in favor of hydrogenotrophic methanogens was observed along a vertical profile in Sungei Changi, which was contaminated by heavy metals. The diversity of methanogens in the various contaminated stations was significantly different from that in a pristine St. John's Island. The spatial variation in the methanogenic communities among the different stations was more distinct than those along the vertical profiles at each station. We suggest that the overall heterogeneity of the methanogenic communities residing in the tropical mangrove sediments might be due to the accumulated effects of temperature and concentrations of nitrate, cobalt, and nickel.
SubtypeArticle
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0161065
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordCOENZYME-M REDUCTASE ; FRESH-WATER LAKE ; RICE FIELD SOIL ; PHYLOGENETIC DIVERSITY ; ECOLOGICAL DIVERSITY ; ATMOSPHERIC METHANE ; SULFATE REDUCTION ; MCRA GENE ; SP NOV. ; ARCHAEA
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000384328500007
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.idsse.ac.cn/handle/183446/1643
Collection深海科学研究部_深海生物学研究室_海洋微生物分子生态学研究组
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Sanya Inst Deep Sea Sci & Engn, Sanya, Peoples R China
2.Hong Kong Univ Sci & Technol, Div Life Sci, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
3.Natl Univ Singapore, Fac Engn, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, Singapore, Singapore
4.Purdue Univ, Div Environm & Ecol Engn, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
5.Purdue Univ, Sch Civil Engn, W Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering,CAS
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Jing, Hongmei,Cheung, Shunyan,Zhou, Zhi,et al. Spatial Variations of the Methanogenic Communities in the Sediments of Tropical Mangroves[J]. PLOS ONE,2016,11(9).
APA Jing, Hongmei,Cheung, Shunyan,Zhou, Zhi,Wu, Chen,Nagarajan, Sanjay,&Liu, Hongbin.(2016).Spatial Variations of the Methanogenic Communities in the Sediments of Tropical Mangroves.PLOS ONE,11(9).
MLA Jing, Hongmei,et al."Spatial Variations of the Methanogenic Communities in the Sediments of Tropical Mangroves".PLOS ONE 11.9(2016).
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