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dc.contributor.authorFiore-Donno, Anna Maria  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRichter-Heitmann, Tim  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDegrune, Florine  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDumack, Kenneth  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRegan, Kathleen M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMarhan, Sven  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBoeddinghaus, Runa S.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRillig, Matthias C.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFriedrich, Michael W.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKandeler, Ellen  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBonkowski, Michael  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-28T14:14:21Z
dc.date.available2019-08-28T14:14:21Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-11
dc.identifier.citationFiore-Donno, A. M., Richter-Heitmann, T., Degrune, F., Dumack, K., Regan, K. M., Marhan, S., Boeddinghaus, R. S., Rillig, M. C., Friedrich, M. W., Kandeler, E., & Bonkowski, M. (2019). Functional traits and spatio-temporal structure of a major group of soil protists (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) in a temperate grassland. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 1332.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/24467
dc.description© The Author(s), 2019. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. The definitive version was published in Fiore-Donno, A. M., Richter-Heitmann, T., Degrune, F., Dumack, K., Regan, K. M., Marhan, S., Boeddinghaus, R. S., Rillig, M. C., Friedrich, M. W., Kandeler, E., & Bonkowski, M. Functional traits and spatio-temporal structure of a major group of soil protists (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) in a temperate grassland. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, (2019): 1332, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.01332.en_US
dc.description.abstractSoil protists are increasingly appreciated as essential components of soil foodwebs; however, there is a dearth of information on the factors structuring their communities. Here we investigate the importance of different biotic and abiotic factors as key drivers of spatial and seasonal distribution of protistan communities. We conducted an intensive survey of a 10 m2 grassland plot in Germany, focusing on a major group of protists, the Cercozoa. From 177 soil samples, collected from April to November, we obtained 694 Operational Taxonomy Units representing >6 million Illumina reads. All major cercozoan taxonomic and functional groups were present, dominated by the small flagellates of the Glissomonadida. We found evidence of environmental selection structuring the cercozoan communities both spatially and seasonally. Spatial analyses indicated that communities were correlated within a range of 3.5 m. Seasonal variations in the abundance of bacterivores and bacteria, followed by that of omnivores suggested a dynamic prey-predator succession. The most influential edaphic properties were moisture and clay content, which differentially affected each functional group. Our study is based on an intense sampling of protists at a small scale, thus providing a detailed description of the biodiversity of different taxa/functional groups and the ecological processes involved in shaping their distribution.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was partly supported by the DFG Priority Program 1374 “Infrastructure-Biodiversity-Exploratories.” Funding to AMF-D and MB was provided by BO 1907/18-1; funding to EK, SM, KMR, and RSB was provided by KA 1590/8-2 and KA 1590/8-3; funding to FD and MCR was provided by the BiodivERsA grant “Digging Deeper.” We are grateful to the Swiss National Science Foundation Grant 316030 150817 for funding the MiSeq instrument at the University of Geneva (CH).en_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Mediaen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01332
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
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dc.subjectbiogeographyen_US
dc.subjectfunctional traitsen_US
dc.subjectsoil ecologyen_US
dc.subjectprotozoaen_US
dc.subjectmicrobial assemblyen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental selectionen_US
dc.subjectdispersal limitationen_US
dc.subjectsoil protistsen_US
dc.titleFunctional traits and spatio-temporal structure of a major group of soil protists (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) in a temperate grassland.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmicb.2019.01332


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