Diversity and Community Structure of Primary Wood-Inhabiting Bacteria in Boreal Forest

DNA-based pyrosequencing analysis of the V1- V3 16S rRNA gene region was used to identify bacteria community and shift during early stages of wood colonization in boreal forest soils. The dataset comprised 142,447 sequences and was affiliated to 11 bacteria phyla, 25 classes and 233 genera. The dominant groups across all samples were Proteobacteria, followed by Bacteroidetes, Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, Amatimonadetes, Planctomycetes and TM7 group. The community structure of the primary wood-inhabiting bacteria differed between types of forest soils and the composition of bacteria remained stable over prolonged incubation time. The results suggest that variations in soil bacterial community composition have an influence on the wood-inhabiting bacterial structure.

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