Global diversity and biogeography of bacterial communities in wastewater treatment plants

Linwei Wu, Daliang Ning, Bing Zhang, Yong Li, Ping Zhang, Xiaoyu Shan, Qiuting Zhang, Mathew Brown, Zhenxin Li, Joy D. Van Nostrand, Fangqiong Ling, Naijia Xiao, Ya Zhang, Julia Vierheilig, George F. Wells, Yunfeng Yang, Ye Deng, Qichau Tu, Aijie Wang, Tong Zhang & 14 andre Zhili He, Jurg Keller, Per Halkjær Nielsen, Pedro J. J. Alvarez, Craig S. Criddle, Michael Wagner, James M. Tiedje, Qiang He, Thomas P. Curtis, David A Stahl, Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Bruce E. Rittmann, Xianghua Wen, Jizhong Zhou

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Microorganisms in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are essential for water purification to protect public and environmental health. However, the diversity of microorganisms and the factors that control it are poorly understood. Using a systematic global-sampling effort, we analysed the 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequences from ~1,200 activated sludge samples taken from 269 WWTPs in 23 countries on 6 continents. Our analyses revealed that the global activated sludge bacterial communities contain ~1 billion bacterial phylotypes with a Poisson lognormal diversity distribution. Despite this high diversity, activated sludge has a small, global core bacterial community (n = 28 operational taxonomic units) that is strongly linked to activated sludge performance. Meta-analyses with global datasets associate the activated sludge microbiomes most closely to freshwater populations. In contrast to macroorganism diversity, activated sludge bacterial communities show no latitudinal gradient. Furthermore, their spatial turnover is scale-dependent and appears to be largely driven by stochastic processes (dispersal and drift), although deterministic factors (temperature and organic input) are also important. Our findings enhance our mechanistic understanding of the global diversity and biogeography of activated sludge bacterial communities within a theoretical ecology framework and have important implications for microbial ecology and wastewater treatment processes.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNature Microbiology
Vol/bind4
Sider (fra-til)1183-1195
Antal sider13
ISSN2058-5276
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 13 maj 2019

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Wu, Linwei ; Ning, Daliang ; Zhang, Bing ; Li, Yong ; Zhang, Ping ; Shan, Xiaoyu ; Zhang, Qiuting ; Brown, Mathew ; Li, Zhenxin ; Van Nostrand, Joy D. ; Ling, Fangqiong ; Xiao, Naijia ; Zhang, Ya ; Vierheilig, Julia ; Wells, George F. ; Yang, Yunfeng ; Deng, Ye ; Tu, Qichau ; Wang, Aijie ; Zhang, Tong ; He, Zhili ; Keller, Jurg ; Nielsen, Per Halkjær ; Alvarez, Pedro J. J. ; Criddle, Craig S. ; Wagner, Michael ; Tiedje, James M. ; He, Qiang ; Curtis, Thomas P. ; Stahl, David A ; Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa ; Rittmann, Bruce E. ; Wen, Xianghua ; Zhou, Jizhong. / Global diversity and biogeography of bacterial communities in wastewater treatment plants. I: Nature Microbiology. 2019 ; Bind 4. s. 1183-1195.
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