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dc.contributor.authorPeipoch, Marc
dc.contributor.authorJones, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorValett, H. Maurice
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T15:27:33Z
dc.date.available2016-02-25T15:27:33Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.citationPeipoch, Marc, Ryan Jones, and H. Maurice Valett. "Spatial Patterns in Biofilm Diversity across Hierarchical Levels of River-Floodplain Landscapes." PLoS One 10, no. 12 (December 2015): e0144303. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144303.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/9597
dc.description.abstractRiver-floodplain systems are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems, but the effects of biophysical complexity at multiple scales on microbial biodiversity have not been studied. Here, we investigated how the hierarchical organization of river systems (i.e., region, floodplain, zone, habitats, and microhabitats) influences epilithic biofilm community assemblage patterns by characterizing microbial communities using 16S rRNA gene sequence data and analyzing bacterial species distribution across local and regional scales. Results indicate that regional and local environmental filters concurrently sort bacterial species, suggesting that spatial configuration of epilithic biofilms resembles patterns of larger organisms in floodplain ecosystems. Along the hierarchical organization of fluvial systems, floodplains constitute a vector of maximum environmental heterogeneity and consequently act as a major landscape filter for biofilm species. Thus, river basins and associated floodplains may simply reflect very large scale ‘patches’ within which environmental conditions select for community composition of epilithic biofilms.en_US
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dc.titleSpatial Patterns in Biofilm Diversity across Hierarchical Levels of River-Floodplain Landscapesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpagee0144303en_US
mus.citation.issue12en_US
mus.citation.journaltitlePloS ONEen_US
mus.citation.volume10en_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0144303en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Letters & Scienceen_US
mus.relation.departmentMicrobiology & Immunology.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage14en_US


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