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Spatial distribution of sediment archaeal and bacterial communities relates to the source of organic matter and hypoxia – a biogeographical study on Lake Remoray (France)

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Bottom waters hypoxia spreads in many lakes worldwide causing severe consequences on whole lakes trophic network. Here, we aimed at understanding the origin of organic matter stored in the sediment compartment and the related diversity of sediment microbial communities in a lake with deoxygenated deep water layers. We used a geostatistical approach to map and compare both the variation of organic matter and microbial communities in sediment. Spatialisation of C/N ratio and δ13C signature of sediment organic matter suggested that Lake Remoray was characterized by an algal overproduction which could be related to an excess of nutrient due to the close lake-watershed connectivity. Three spatial patterns were observed for sediment microbial communities after the hypoxic event, each characterized by specific genetic structure, microbial diversity and composition. The relative abundance variation of dominant microbial groups across Lake Remoray such as Cyanobacteria, Gammaproteobacteria, Deltaproteobacteria and Chloroflexi provided us important information on the lake areas where hypoxia occurs. The presence of methanogenic species in the deeper part of the lake suggests important methane production during hypoxia period. Taken together, our results provide an extensive picture of microbial communities' distribution related to quantity and quality of organic matter in a seasonally hypoxic lake.

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hal-03439896 , version 1 (22-11-2021)

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Vincent Tardy, David Etienne, Hélène Masclaux, Valentin Essert, Laurent Millet, et al.. Spatial distribution of sediment archaeal and bacterial communities relates to the source of organic matter and hypoxia – a biogeographical study on Lake Remoray (France). FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2021, 97 (10), ⟨10.1093/femsec/fiab126⟩. ⟨hal-03439896⟩
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