Species sorting during biofilm assembly by artificial substrates deployed in a cold seep system

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/333563
Title:
Species sorting during biofilm assembly by artificial substrates deployed in a cold seep system
Authors:
Zhang, Wei Peng; Wang, Yong; Tian, Ren Mao; Bougouffa, Salim ( 0000-0001-9218-6452 ) ; Yang, Bo; Cao, Hui Luo; Zhang, Gen; Wong, Yue Him; Xu, Wei; Batang, Zenon B. ( 0000-0003-4593-0589 ) ; Al-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.; Zhang, Xixiang ( 0000-0002-3478-6414 ) ; Qian, Pei-Yuan
Abstract:
Studies focusing on biofilm assembly in deep-sea environments are rarely conducted. To examine the effects of substrate type on microbial community assembly, biofilms were developed on different substrates for different durations at two locations in the Red Sea: in a brine pool and in nearby bottom water (NBW) adjacent to the Thuwal cold seep II. The composition of the microbial communities in 51 biofilms and water samples were revealed by classification of pyrosequenced 16S rRNA gene amplicons. Together with the microscopic characteristics of the biofilms, the results indicate a stronger selection effect by the substrates on the microbial assembly in the brine pool compared with the NBW. Moreover, the selection effect by substrate type was stronger in the early stages compared with the later stages of the biofilm development. These results are consistent with the hypotheses proposed in the framework of species sorting theory, which states that the power of species sorting during microbial community assembly is dictated by habitat conditions, duration and the structure of the source community. Therefore, the results of this study shed light on the control strategy underlying biofilm-associated marine fouling and provide supporting evidence for ecological theories important for understanding the formation of deep-sea biofilms.
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KAUST Global Partnership Program; Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
Citation:
Zhang, W. P., Wang, Y., Tian, R. M., Bougouffa, S., Yang, B., Cao, H. L., . . . Qian, P.-Y. (2014). Species sorting during biofilm assembly by artificial substrates deployed in a cold seep system. Sci. Rep., 4. doi: 10.1038/srep06647
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
Scientific Reports
Issue Date:
17-Oct-2014
DOI:
10.1038/srep06647
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2045-2322
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The authors are grateful to the suggestions provided by Dr. Y.X. Li and Dr. L.S. He as well as the crew of R/V Aegaeo for providing technical assistance during sample collection. We would also like to thank Mrs Soumaya Belkharchouche and Chan Colin for English editing. This study was supported by awards from the Sanya Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIDSSE, CAS) (SIDSSE-201206), COMRA program of China (COMRRDA12SC02), the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, No. 2012CB417304), and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (SA-C0040/UK-C0016) to P.Y. Qian. This work was also supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS (XDB06010100 and XDB06010200) and SIDSSE-201305 from the SIDSSE to Y. Wang.
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http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/srep06647
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Wei Pengen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yongen
dc.contributor.authorTian, Ren Maoen
dc.contributor.authorBougouffa, Salimen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Boen
dc.contributor.authorCao, Hui Luoen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Genen
dc.contributor.authorWong, Yue Himen
dc.contributor.authorXu, Weien
dc.contributor.authorBatang, Zenon B.en
dc.contributor.authorAl-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.en
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xixiangen
dc.contributor.authorQian, Pei-Yuanen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-03T06:25:19Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-03T06:25:19Z-
dc.date.issued2014-10-17en
dc.identifier.citationZhang, W. P., Wang, Y., Tian, R. M., Bougouffa, S., Yang, B., Cao, H. L., . . . Qian, P.-Y. (2014). Species sorting during biofilm assembly by artificial substrates deployed in a cold seep system. Sci. Rep., 4. doi: 10.1038/srep06647en
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep06647en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/333563en
dc.description.abstractStudies focusing on biofilm assembly in deep-sea environments are rarely conducted. To examine the effects of substrate type on microbial community assembly, biofilms were developed on different substrates for different durations at two locations in the Red Sea: in a brine pool and in nearby bottom water (NBW) adjacent to the Thuwal cold seep II. The composition of the microbial communities in 51 biofilms and water samples were revealed by classification of pyrosequenced 16S rRNA gene amplicons. Together with the microscopic characteristics of the biofilms, the results indicate a stronger selection effect by the substrates on the microbial assembly in the brine pool compared with the NBW. Moreover, the selection effect by substrate type was stronger in the early stages compared with the later stages of the biofilm development. These results are consistent with the hypotheses proposed in the framework of species sorting theory, which states that the power of species sorting during microbial community assembly is dictated by habitat conditions, duration and the structure of the source community. Therefore, the results of this study shed light on the control strategy underlying biofilm-associated marine fouling and provide supporting evidence for ecological theories important for understanding the formation of deep-sea biofilms.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors are grateful to the suggestions provided by Dr. Y.X. Li and Dr. L.S. He as well as the crew of R/V Aegaeo for providing technical assistance during sample collection. We would also like to thank Mrs Soumaya Belkharchouche and Chan Colin for English editing. This study was supported by awards from the Sanya Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIDSSE, CAS) (SIDSSE-201206), COMRA program of China (COMRRDA12SC02), the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, No. 2012CB417304), and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (SA-C0040/UK-C0016) to P.Y. Qian. This work was also supported by the Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS (XDB06010100 and XDB06010200) and SIDSSE-201305 from the SIDSSE to Y. Wang.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/srep06647en
dc.rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectTheoretical ecologyen
dc.subjectMicrobial ecologyen
dc.titleSpecies sorting during biofilm assembly by artificial substrates deployed in a cold seep systemen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Global Partnership Programen
dc.contributor.departmentCoastal and Marine Resources Core Laben
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Laben
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reportsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionSanya Institute of Deep Sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, San Ya, Hai Nan, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionDivision of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kongen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorXu, Weien
kaust.authorAl-Suwailem, Abdulaziz M.en
kaust.authorBatang, Zenon B.en
kaust.authorZhang, Xixiangen
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