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Soil phoD and phoX alkaline phosphatase gene diversity responds to multiple environmental factors

Ragot, Sabine A.; Kertesz, Michael A.; Mészáros, Éva; Frossard, Emmanuel and Bünemann, Else K. (2017) Soil phoD and phoX alkaline phosphatase gene diversity responds to multiple environmental factors. FEMS Micobiology Ecology, 93 (1), pp. 1-15.

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Alkaline phosphatases such as PhoD and PhoX are important in organic phosphorus cycling in soil. We identified the key organisms harboring the phoD and phoX genes in soil and explored the relationships between environmental factors and the phoD- and phoX-harboring community structures across three land uses located in arid to temperate climates on two continents using 454-sequencing. phoD was investigated using recently published primers, and new primers were designed to study phoX in soil. phoD was found in 1 archaeal, 13 bacterial and 2 fungal phyla, and phoX in 1 archaeal and 16 bacterial phyla. Dominant phoD-harboring phyla were Actinobacteria, Cyanobacteria, Deinococcus-Thermus, Firmicutes, Gemmatimonadetes, Planctomycetes and Proteobacteria, while abundant phoX-harboring phyla were Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, Chloroflexi, Planctomycetes, Proteobacteria and Verrucomicrobia. Climate, soil group, land use and soil nutrient concentrations were the common environmental drivers of both community structures. In addition, the phoX-harboring community structure was affected by pH. Despite differences in environmental factors, the dominant phyla in the phoD-harboring community remained similar in all samples, while the composition of phoX differed substantially between the samples. This study shows that the composition of phoD and phoX is governed by the same environmental drivers but that phoD and phoX occur partly in different phyla.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:454-sequencing, alkaline phosphatase, land use, soil, organic phosphorus, pH, Department of Soil Sciences, Soil Quality and Functions
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Switzerland > ETHZ - Agrarwissenschaften
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil
Australia > Other organizations
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/en/switzerland/research/soil-sciences/soil-quality-and-functions.html
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:32317
Deposited On:13 Nov 2017 11:56
Last Modified:22 Jul 2021 07:50
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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