Journal article

Candidatus Brocadia and Candidatus Kuenenia predominated in anammox bacterial community in selected Chinese paddy soils

Ren Bai, Xin Chen, Ji-Zheng He, Ju-Pei Shen, Li-Mei Zhang

JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2015

Abstract

Purpose: Anammox bacteria have been widely investigated in both natural aquatic habitats and wastewater treatment reactors. However, their distribution in agricultural ecosystems which receive high reactive nitrogen input is hardly known. This study aims to examine the distribution and diversity of anammox bacteria in different Chinese paddy soils and along soil profile horizons. Materials and methods: DNA was extracted from paddy soils which were collected from ten sites and along four soil depth horizons (0–20, 20–40, 40–60, 60–80 cm). Community structure and diversity of the anammox bacteria were analyzed using cloning and sequencing methods by targeting 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes. Qu..

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Grants

Awarded by National Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the National Science Foundation of China (41090281, 41025004, 41322007). We would like to thank Prof. Wenxue Wei and Ms. Yijun Zhu for their assistance in soil sampling and Drs. Peng Cao and Yu Dai for their help in soil physiochemical analysis.