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Distribution and habitat specificity of potentially-toxic Microcystis across climate, land, and water use gradients
Year:
2016
Source of publication :
Frontiers in Microbiology
Authors :
Blank, Lior
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Volume :
7
Co-Authors:
Marmen, S., Department of Marine Biology, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Aharonovich, D., Department of Marine Biology, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Grossowicz, M., Department of Marine Biology, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Blank, L., Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, ARO, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
Yacobi, Y.Z., Yigal Allon Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Migdal, Israel
Sher, D.J., Department of Marine Biology, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
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Abstract:
Toxic cyanobacterial blooms are a growing threat to freshwater bodies worldwide. In order for a toxic bloom to occur, a population of cells with the genetic capacity to produce toxins must be present together with the appropriate environmental conditions. In this study, we investigated the distribution patterns and phylogeny of potentially-toxic Microcystis (indicated by the presence and/or phylogeny of the mcyD and mcyA genes). Samples were collected from the water column of almost 60 water bodies across widely differing gradients of environmental conditions and land use in Israel. Potentially, toxic populations were common but not ubiquitous, detected in ~65% of the studied sites. Local environmental factors, including phosphorus and ammonia concentrations and pH, as well as regional conditions such as the distance from built areas and nature reserves, were correlated with the distribution of the mcyD gene. A specific phylogenetic clade of Microcystis, defined using the sequence of the mcyA gene, was preferentially associated with aquaculture facilities but not irrigation reservoirs. Our results reveal important environmental, geospatial, and land use parameters affecting the geographic distribution of toxinogenic Microcystis, suggesting non-random dispersal of these globally abundant toxic cyanobacteria. © 2016 Marmen, Aharonovich, Grossowicz, Blank, Yacobi and Sher.
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DOI :
10.3389/fmicb.2016.00271
Article number:
271
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Scopus
Publication Type:
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Language:
English
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Distribution and habitat specificity of potentially-toxic Microcystis across climate, land, and water use gradients
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Marmen, S., Department of Marine Biology, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Aharonovich, D., Department of Marine Biology, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Grossowicz, M., Department of Marine Biology, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Blank, L., Department of Plant Pathology and Weed Research, ARO, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
Yacobi, Y.Z., Yigal Allon Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Migdal, Israel
Sher, D.J., Department of Marine Biology, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Distribution and habitat specificity of potentially-toxic Microcystis across climate, land, and water use gradients
Toxic cyanobacterial blooms are a growing threat to freshwater bodies worldwide. In order for a toxic bloom to occur, a population of cells with the genetic capacity to produce toxins must be present together with the appropriate environmental conditions. In this study, we investigated the distribution patterns and phylogeny of potentially-toxic Microcystis (indicated by the presence and/or phylogeny of the mcyD and mcyA genes). Samples were collected from the water column of almost 60 water bodies across widely differing gradients of environmental conditions and land use in Israel. Potentially, toxic populations were common but not ubiquitous, detected in ~65% of the studied sites. Local environmental factors, including phosphorus and ammonia concentrations and pH, as well as regional conditions such as the distance from built areas and nature reserves, were correlated with the distribution of the mcyD gene. A specific phylogenetic clade of Microcystis, defined using the sequence of the mcyA gene, was preferentially associated with aquaculture facilities but not irrigation reservoirs. Our results reveal important environmental, geospatial, and land use parameters affecting the geographic distribution of toxinogenic Microcystis, suggesting non-random dispersal of these globally abundant toxic cyanobacteria. © 2016 Marmen, Aharonovich, Grossowicz, Blank, Yacobi and Sher.
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