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dc.contributor.authorInskeep, William P.
dc.contributor.authorJay, Zackary J.
dc.contributor.authorTringe, Susannah G.
dc.contributor.authorHerrgard, M.
dc.contributor.authorRusch, Douglas B.
dc.contributor.authorYNP Metagenome Project Steering Committee and Working Group Members
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T20:20:53Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T20:20:53Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.citationInskeep, W. P., Jay, Z. J., Tringe, S. G., Herrgard, M., Rusch, D. B., and the YNP Metagenome Project Steering Committee and Working Group Members. 2013. The YNP metagenome project: environmental parameters responsible for microbial distribution in the Yellowstone geothermal ecosystem. Front. Microbio. 4: 67.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1664-302X
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/8876
dc.description.abstractThe Yellowstone geothermal complex contains over 10,000 diverse geothermal features that host numerous phylogenetically deeply rooted and poorly understood archaea, bacteria, and viruses. Microbial communities in high-temperature environments are generally less diverse than soil, marine, sediment, or lake habitats and therefore offer a tremendous opportunity for studying the structure and function of different model microbial communities using environmental metagenomics. One of the broader goals of this study was to establish linkages among microbial distribution, metabolic potential, and environmental variables. Twenty geochemically distinct geothermal ecosystems representing a broad spectrum of Yellowstone hot-spring environments were used for metagenomic and geochemical analysis and included approximately equal numbers of: (1) phototrophic mats, (2) “filamentous streamer” communities, and (3) archaeal-dominated sediments. The metagenomes were analyzed using a suite of complementary and integrative bioinformatic tools, including phylogenetic and functional analysis of both individual sequence reads and assemblies of predominant phylotypes. This volume identifies major environmental determinants of a large number of thermophilic microbial lineages, many of which have not been fully described in the literature nor previously cultivated to enable functional and genomic analyses. Moreover, protein family abundance comparisons and in-depth analyses of specific genes and metabolic pathways relevant to these hot-spring environments reveal hallmark signatures of metabolic capabilities that parallel the distribution of phylotypes across specific types of geochemical environments.en_US
dc.subjectGeochemistryen_US
dc.subjectPhysiologyen_US
dc.titleThe YNP metagenome project: environmental parameters responsible for microbial distribution in the Yellowstone geothermal ecosystem.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage67en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleFrontiers in Microbiologyen_US
mus.citation.volume4en_US
mus.identifier.categoryChemical & Material Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.3389/fmicb.2013.00067en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agriculture
mus.relation.departmentLand Resources & Environmental Sciences.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupThermal Biology Institute.


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