Journal article

Effects of diet on gut microbiota of soil collembolans

Qian Xiang, Dong Zhu, Qing-Lin Chen, Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Jian-Qiang Su, Min Qiao, Xiao-Ru Yang, Yong-Guan Zhu

The Science of The Total Environment | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

The importance of diet in regulating the gut microbiome of globally distributed and functionally important soil generalist invertebrates such as collembolans remain poorly understood. Here, we studied a model collembolan (Folsomia candida) and found that diet (bacteria, plant litters, yeast, mixed food) is a critical factor in regulating the microbial diversity and community composition of this important soil organism. Collembolans fed with litter exhibited the lowest bacterial diversity and were dominated by Ochrobactrum. Conversely, collembolans fed with mixed diets resulted in the highest bacterial diversity. Our findings further suggest that microbial communities associated with differen..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences


Awarded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 under REA


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41571130063), and Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDB15020402). M.D-B. acknowledge support from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 under REA grant agreement no 702057.