Journal article

Response of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria to long-term industrial effluent-polluted soils, Gujarat, Western India

Gangavarapu Subrahmanyam, Ju-Pei Shen, Yu-Rong Liu, Gattupalli Archana, Ji-Zheng He

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment | SPRINGER | Published : 2014


Soil nitrifiers have been showing an important role in assessing environmental pollution as sensitive biomarkers. In this study, the abundance and diversity of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) were investigated in long-term industrial waste effluent (IWE) polluted soils. Three different IWE polluted soils characterized as uncontaminated (R1), moderately contaminated (R2), and highly contaminated (R3) were collected in triplicate along Mahi River basin, Gujarat, Western India. Quantitative numbers of ammonia monooxygenase α-subunit (amoA) genes as well as 16S rRNA genes indicated apparent deleterious effect of IWE on abundance of soil AOA, AOB, bacteria, an..

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Awarded by Natural Science Foundation of China

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), Trieste, Italy and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China under the scheme "TWAS-CAS fellowship programme for postgraduate research" to GS for the year 2010. This work was partly supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (41371265, 41201523).