Richness and diversity of bacteria in the Nansha carbonate platform (Core MD05-2896), South China Sea

Tao Li, Peng Wang

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Abstract

We explored the bacterial diversity and vertical distribution along a sediment core (MD05-2896) from the coral reefs of the Nansha carbonate platform in the South China Sea. Bacterial diversity is determined by 16S rRNA molecular survey from twelve subsamples A, obtained via cloning, sequencing and phylogenetic analyses. We estimated the species richness by parametric and nonparametric models, which identified 326 ± 40 (SE) bacteria species. The dominant bacterial groups included Planctomycetes, Deltaproteobacteria, and candidate division OP3, which constituting 23.7, 10.4, and 9.5 % of bacterial 16S rRNAclone libraries, respectively. The observed stratification of bacterial communities was correlated with C/N ratio. This study improves our understanding of the species-environment relationship in the sub-sea floor sediment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1895-1905
Number of pages11
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 16S rDNA
  • Bacterial diversity
  • Nansha
  • Species richness

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