Geographic distance and pH drive bacterial distribution in alkaline lake sediments across Tibetan Plateau

@inproceedings{Xiong2012GeographicDA,
  title={Geographic distance and pH drive bacterial distribution in alkaline lake sediments across Tibetan Plateau},
  author={Jinbo Xiong and Yongqin Liu and Xian-gui Lin and Huayong Zhang and Jun Zeng and Juzhi Hou and Yongping Yang and Tandong Yao and Rob Knight and Haiyan Chu},
  booktitle={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2012}
}
Continent-scale biogeography has been extensively studied in soils and marine systems, but little is known about biogeographical patterns in non-marine sediments. We used barcode pyrosequencing to quantify the effects of local geochemical properties and geographic distance for bacterial community structure and membership, using sediment samples from 15 lakes on the Tibetan Plateau (4-1670 km apart). Bacterial communities were surprisingly diverse, and distinct from soil communities. Four of 26… CONTINUE READING