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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Cen
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Ren
dc.contributor.authorBird, KEen
dc.contributor.authorCunliffe, Men
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-20T11:30:50Z
dc.date.available2021-09-20T11:30:50Z
dc.date.issued2020-09en
dc.identifier.issn1744-9561en
dc.identifier.other20200368en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/17851
dc.description.abstract

<jats:p> Microbial colonization and degradation of particulate organic matter (POM) are important processes that influence the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. Although POM is readily used by aquatic fungi and bacteria, there is a limited understanding of POM-associated interactions between these taxa, particularly for early-diverging fungal lineages. Using a model ecological system with the chitin-degrading freshwater chytrid fungus <jats:italic>Rhizoclosmatium globosum</jats:italic> and chitin microbeads, we assessed the impacts of chytrid fungi on POM-associated bacteria. We show that the presence of chytrids on POM alters concomitant bacterial community diversity and structure, including differing responses between chytrid life stages. We propose that chytrids can act as ecosystem facilitators through saprotrophic feeding by producing ‘public goods’ from POM degradation that modify bacterial POM communities. This study suggests that chytrid fungi have complex ecological roles in aquatic POM degradation not previously considered, including the regulation of bacterial colonization, community succession and subsequent biogeochemical potential. </jats:p>

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dc.languageenen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoyal Society, Theen
dc.titleChytrid fungi shape bacterial communities on model particulate organic matteren
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.issue9en
plymouth.volume16en
plymouth.journalBiology Lettersen
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rsbl.2020.0368en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Biological and Marine Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA07 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
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dcterms.dateAccepted2020-09-08en
dc.rights.embargodate2021-09-21en
dc.identifier.eissn1744-957Xen
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rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1098/rsbl.2020.0368en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-09en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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