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dc.contributor.authorMarie Booth, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorFusi, Marco
dc.contributor.authorMarasco, Ramona
dc.contributor.authorMichoud, Gregoire
dc.contributor.authorFodelianakis, Stylianos
dc.contributor.authorMerlino, Giuseppe
dc.contributor.authorDaffonchio, Daniele
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-20T08:58:53Z
dc.date.available2019-05-20T08:58:53Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-17
dc.identifier.citationMarie Booth J, Fusi M, Marasco R, Michoud G, Fodelianakis S, et al. (2019) The role of fungi in heterogeneous sediment microbial networks. Scientific Reports 9. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43980-3.
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41598-019-43980-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/652913
dc.description.abstractWhile prokaryote community diversity and function have been extensively studied in soils and sediments, the functional role of fungi, despite their huge diversity, is widely unexplored. Several studies have, nonetheless, revealed the importance of fungi in provisioning services to prokaryote communities. Here, we hypothesise that the fungal community plays a key role in coordinating entire microbial communities by controlling the structure of functional networks in sediment. We selected a sediment environment with high niche diversity due to prevalent macrofaunal bioturbation, namely intertidal mangrove sediment, and explored the assembly of bacteria, archaea and fungi in different sediment niches, which we characterised by biogeochemical analysis, around the burrow of a herbivorous crab. We detected a high level of heterogeneity in sediment biogeochemical conditions, and diverse niches harboured distinct communities of bacteria, fungi and archaea. Saprotrophic fungi were a pivotal component of microbial networks throughout and we invariably found fungi to act as keystone species in all the examined niches and possibly acting synergistically with other environmental variables to determine the overall microbial community structure. In consideration of the importance of microbial-based nutrient cycling on overall sediment ecosystem functioning, we underline that the fungal microbiome and its role in the functional interactome cannot be overlooked.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is based upon research supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (baseline research funds to D.D.). The authors are grateful to Christopher McQuaid and Tumeka Mbobo for their invaluable help in South Africa.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-43980-3
dc.rightsThis article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
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dc.titleThe role of fungi in heterogeneous sediment microbial networks
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Program
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reports
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dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
kaust.personMarie Booth, Jenny
kaust.personFusi, Marco
kaust.personMarasco, Ramona
kaust.personMichoud, Gregoire
kaust.personFodelianakis, Stylianos
kaust.personMerlino, Giuseppe
kaust.personDaffonchio, Daniele
dc.relation.issupplementedbybioproject:PRJNA415044
refterms.dateFOA2019-05-20T13:16:34Z
display.relations<b>Is Supplemented By:</b><br/> <ul><li><i>[Bioproject]</i> <br/> Title: Microorganisms Raw sequence readsPublication Date: 2017-10-19. bioproject: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/?term=PRJNA415044" >PRJNA415044</a> Handle: <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10754/666484" >10754/666484</a></a></li></ul>
dc.date.published-online2019-05-17
dc.date.published-print2019-12


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