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Title: Disentangling the complexity of permafrost soil by using high resolution profiling of microbial community composition, key functions and respiration rates: High resolution permafrost microbial profile

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  1. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, N-5020, Bergen Norway
  2. Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, DK-4000 Roskilde Denmark, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, DK-2100 Copenhagen Denmark
  3. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland WA 99354 USA
  4. Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), University of Copenhagen, DK-1350 Copenhagen Denmark
  5. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA 94720 USA
  6. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen, N-5020, Bergen Norway, University Center in Svalbard, UNIS, N-9171, Longyearbyen Norway
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1462123; OSTI ID: 1476599; OSTI ID: 1496793
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Journal ID: ISSN 1462-2912
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; AC05-76RL01830
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Microbiology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Environmental Microbiology; Journal ID: ISSN 1462-2912
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
58 GEOSCIENCES; permafrost, 16SrRNA sequencing, intrasporangiaceae, greenhouse emissions, CO2, soil profile

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Müller, Oliver, Bang-Andreasen, Toke, White, III, Richard Allen, Elberling, Bo, Taş, Neslihan, Kneafsey, Timothy, Jansson, Janet K., and Øvreås, Lise. Disentangling the complexity of permafrost soil by using high resolution profiling of microbial community composition, key functions and respiration rates: High resolution permafrost microbial profile. United Kingdom: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14348.
Müller, Oliver, Bang-Andreasen, Toke, White, III, Richard Allen, Elberling, Bo, Taş, Neslihan, Kneafsey, Timothy, Jansson, Janet K., & Øvreås, Lise. Disentangling the complexity of permafrost soil by using high resolution profiling of microbial community composition, key functions and respiration rates: High resolution permafrost microbial profile. United Kingdom. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14348.
Müller, Oliver, Bang-Andreasen, Toke, White, III, Richard Allen, Elberling, Bo, Taş, Neslihan, Kneafsey, Timothy, Jansson, Janet K., and Øvreås, Lise. Sun . "Disentangling the complexity of permafrost soil by using high resolution profiling of microbial community composition, key functions and respiration rates: High resolution permafrost microbial profile". United Kingdom. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14348.
title = {Disentangling the complexity of permafrost soil by using high resolution profiling of microbial community composition, key functions and respiration rates: High resolution permafrost microbial profile},
author = {Müller, Oliver and Bang-Andreasen, Toke and White, III, Richard Allen and Elberling, Bo and Taş, Neslihan and Kneafsey, Timothy and Jansson, Janet K. and Øvreås, Lise},
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doi = {10.1111/1462-2920.14348},
journal = {Environmental Microbiology},
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place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2018},
month = {7}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Permafrost soil profile illustrating:

a)The soil structure in Adventdalen. Photograph shows the sedimentation process with periods of low sedimentation rates (small darker organic rich layers, marked with white triangles) and periods with higher sedimentation rates (thicker more pale layers).

b) Relative abundance of the 20 most abundant taxamore » at different taxonomical levels based on 16S rRNA gene sequence data showing the taxonomic prokaryotic community composition of the permafrost core profile. When taxonomical classes within a phylum showed very contrasting trends, the most abundant classes were illustrated instead of the entire phyla. Taxonomical levels are indicated by a one-letter code (p=phylum; c=class; f=family). Taxa comprising <1% of the total number of sequences within a sample were summarized as “Other”. Relative abundances for each sampling point are average values calculated from 2-6 replicates (Table S1).

c) Bray-Curtis dissimilarity values calculated for 16S rRNA gene sequence data at OTU level. Black triangles mark the transition from AL to TZ and from TZ to PL.

d) Alpha diversity indices (Chao1, Shannon and Simpson).<./p>

e) Bulk density measurement using X-ray CT scanning with measuring points for every centimeter (eleven example images illustrated on the left).

f) Soil chemistry (n=1) showing in blue the water content, in grey the carbon content and in red the pH throughout the core. Note that data was not available between 30 and 80 cm.

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