Journal article

Bacterial Community in Water and Air of Two Sub-Alpine Lakes in Taiwan

Kshitij Tandon, Shan-Hua Yang, Min-Tao Wan, Chia-Chin Yang, Bayanmunkh Baatar, Chih-Yu Chiu, Jeng-Wei Tsai, Wen-Cheng Liu, Sen-Lin Tang

MICROBES AND ENVIRONMENTS | JAPANESE SOC MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, DEPT BIORESOURCE SCIENCE | Published : 2018

Abstract

Very few studies have attempted to profile the microbial communities in the air above freshwater bodies, such as lakes, even though freshwater sources are an important part of aquatic ecosystems and airborne bacteria are the most dispersible microorganisms on earth. In the present study, we investigated microbial communities in the waters of two high mountain sub-alpine montane lakes-located 21 km apart and with disparate trophic characteristics-and the air above them. Although bacteria in the lakes had locational differences, their community compositions remained constant over time. However, airborne bacterial communities were diverse and displayed spatial and temporal variance. Proteobacte..

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Awarded by Thematic project at Academia Sinica


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Dr. Ching-Hung Tseng, Dr. Jiun-Yan Ding, Mr. Cheng-Yu Yang, Dr. Sonny T. M. Lee, and Dr. Carol Eunmi Lee for their assistance with sampling. We would also like to express our gratitude to the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments and suggestions to improve the quality of the manuscript. This study was supported by the Thematic project at Academia Sinica (AS-103-TP-B15-3).