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Microbial diversity and community structure in an antimony-rich tailings dump

Overview of attention for article published in Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, May 2016
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Title
Microbial diversity and community structure in an antimony-rich tailings dump
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Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, May 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00253-016-7598-1
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Enzong Xiao, Valdis Krumins, Yiran Dong, Tangfu Xiao, Zengping Ning, Qingxiang Xiao, Weimin Sun

Abstract

To assess the impact of antimony (Sb) on microbial community structure, 12 samples were taken from an Sb tailings pile in Guizhou Province, Southwest China. All 12 samples exhibited elevated Sb concentrations, but the mobile and bioaccessible fractions were small in comparison to total Sb concentrations. Besides the geochemical analyses, microbial communities inhabiting the tailing samples were characterized to investigate the interplay between the microorganisms and environmental factors in mine tailings. In all samples, Proteobacteria and Actinobacteria were the most dominant phyla. At the genus level, Thiobacillus, Limnobacter, Nocardioides, Lysobacter, Phormidium, and Kaistobacter demonstrated relatively high abundances. The two most abundant genera, Thiobacillus and Limnobacter, are characterized as sulfur-oxidizing bacteria and thiosulfate-oxidizing bacteria, respectively, while the genus Lysobacter contains arsenic (As)-resistant bacteria. Canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) indicates that TOC and the sulfate to sulfide ratio strongly shaped the microbial communities, suggesting the influence of the environmental factors in the indigenous microbial communities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 35%
Student > Master 3 18%
Student > Bachelor 2 12%
Other 2 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 12%
Other 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 7 41%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 35%
Unspecified 2 12%
Chemical Engineering 1 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 6%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 20 May 2016.
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#2,742,633
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#1,228
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#16
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