Molecular analysis of the bacterial community of three boreal peatlands with contrasting nutrients

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dc.contributor.advisor Wyatt, Kevin H.
dc.contributor.author Sampson, Avery M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-15T14:25:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-15T14:25:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05
dc.identifier.other A-374
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200424
dc.description.abstract 16S is a powerful genetic tool commonly used to evaluate the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems. In this study, we used 16S analysis to evaluate the composition of heterotrophic bacteria in three northern peatlands, including a rich, moderate-rich and poor fen. Ordination analysis of the 16S results demonstrated that bacterial communities were distinct among the three peatlands. The poor fen showed high levels of denitrifying Proteobacteria (63.7%), specifically, the presence of the family Pseudomonadaceae (16.4%). Unlike the poor and rich fens, the moderate-rich fen showed high levels of Firmicutes (23.6%), particularly Lachnospiraceae (5.5%) and Ruminococcaceae (6.2%) and an unknown Clostridiales family (9.3%). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Biology.
dc.title Molecular analysis of the bacterial community of three boreal peatlands with contrasting nutrients en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1811582


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