Bacterial taxa associated with the lung lichen Lobaria pulmonaria are differentially shaped by geography and habitat

Massimiliano Cardinale, Martin Grube, Joao Junior Viera de Castro, Henry Müller, Gabriele Berg

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Abstract

The correlation between the taxonomic composition of Alphaproteobacteria,Burkholderia and nitrogen fixers associated with the lichen Lobaria pulmonaria and the geographical distribution of the host was studied across four sites in Europe. Results proved that the diversity of Alphaproteobacteria is affected by geography, while those of Burkholderia and nitrogen fixers were mostly driven by local habitat. This difference indicates a higher stability of the association between Alphaproteobacteria and the lichen host.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-115
JournalFEMS microbiology letters
Volume329
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012

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