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dc.contributor.authorSimoes, Marta
dc.contributor.authorAntunes, Andre
dc.contributor.authorOttoni, Cristiane A.
dc.contributor.authorAmini, Mohammad Shoaib
dc.contributor.authorAlam, Intikhab
dc.contributor.authorAlzubaidy, Hanin S.
dc.contributor.authorMokhtar, Noor Azlin
dc.contributor.authorArcher, John A.C.
dc.contributor.authorBajic, Vladimir B.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-22T07:06:33Z
dc.date.available2015-11-22T07:06:33Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-06
dc.identifier.citationSoil and Rhizosphere Associated Fungi in Grey Mangroves (Avicennia marina) from the Red Sea - A Metagenomic Approach 2015 Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
dc.identifier.issn16720229
dc.identifier.pmid26549842
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.gpb.2015.07.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/582478
dc.description.abstractCovering a quarter of the world’s tropical coastlines and being one of the most threatened ecosystems, mangroves are among the major sources of terrestrial organic matter to oceans and harbor a wide microbial diversity. In order to protect, restore, and better understand these ecosystems, researchers have extensively studied their microbiology, yet few surveys have focused on their fungal communities. Our lack of knowledge is even more pronounced for specific fungal populations, such as the ones associated with the rhizosphere. Likewise, the Red Sea grey mangroves (Avicennia marina) remain poorly characterized, and understanding of their fungal communities still relies on cultivation-dependent methods. In this study, we analyzed metagenomic datasets from grey mangrove rhizosphere and bulk soil samples collected in the Red Sea coast, to obtain a snapshot of their fungal communities. Our data indicated that Ascomycota was the dominant phylum (76%–85%), while Basidiomycota was less abundant (14%–24%), yet present in higher numbers than usually reported for such environments. Fungal communities were more stable within the rhizosphere than within the bulk soil, both at class and genus level. This finding is consistent with the intrinsic patchiness in soil sediments and with the selection of specific microbial communities by plant roots. Our study indicates the presence of several species on this mycobiome that were not previously reported as mangrove-associated. In particular, we detected representatives of several commercially-used fungi, e.g., producers of secreted cellulases and anaerobic producers of cellulosomes. These results represent additional insights into the fungal community of the grey mangroves of the Red Sea, and show that they are significantly richer than previously reported.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1672022915001382
dc.rights© 2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectFungal diversity
dc.subjectAscomycota
dc.subjectBasidiomycota
dc.subjectRed Sea
dc.subjectMetagenomics
dc.subjectBioinformatics
dc.titleSoil and Rhizosphere Associated Fungi in Grey Mangroves (Avicennia marina) from the Red Sea - A Metagenomic Approach
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Program
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Mathematics and Computational Science Program
dc.identifier.journalGenomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratório de Biotecnologia Industrial (LBI), Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas do Estado de São Paulo (IPT), São Paulo 05508-901, Brazil
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personSimoes, Marta
kaust.personAntunes, Andre
kaust.personAmini, Mohammad
kaust.personAlam, Intikhab
kaust.personAlzubaidy, Hanin S.
kaust.personMokhtar, Noor Azlin
kaust.personArcher, John A.C.
kaust.personBajic, Vladimir B.
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T16:40:58Z
dc.date.published-online2015-11-06
dc.date.published-print2015-10


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