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Microbial nitrification in throughfall of a Japanese cedar associated with archaea from the tree canopy

Overview of attention for article published in SpringerPlus, September 2016
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Title
Microbial nitrification in throughfall of a Japanese cedar associated with archaea from the tree canopy
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SpringerPlus, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-3286-y
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Keiji Watanabe, Ayato Kohzu, Wataru Suda, Shigeki Yamamura, Takejiro Takamatsu, Akio Takenaka, Masami Kanao Koshikawa, Seiji Hayashi, Mirai Watanabe

Abstract

To investigate the nitrification potential of phyllospheric microbes, we incubated throughfall samples collected under the canopies of Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) and analyzed the transformation of inorganic nitrogen in the samples. Nitrate concentration increased in the unfiltered throughfall after 4 weeks of incubation, but remained nearly constant in the filtered samples (pore size: 0.2 and 0.4 µm). In the unfiltered samples, δ(18)O and δ(15)N values of nitrate decreased during incubation. In addition, archaeal ammonia monooxygenase subunit A (amoA) genes, which participate in the oxidation of ammonia, were found in the throughfall samples, although betaproteobacterial amoA genes were not detected. The amoA genes recovered from the leaf surface of C. japonica were also from archaea. Conversely, nitrate production, decreased isotope ratios of nitrate, and the presence of amoA genes was not observed in rainfall samples collected from an open area. Thus, the microbial nitrification that occurred in the incubated throughfall is likely due to ammonia-oxidizing archaea that were washed off the tree canopy by precipitation.

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Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Unspecified 3 7%
Other 3 7%
Other 10 23%
Unknown 14 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 9 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Unspecified 3 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 2%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 18 41%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 September 2016.
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#3,684,648
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#221
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#30
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