How can fertilization regimes and durations shape earthworm gut microbiota in a long-term field experiment?

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dc.contributor.author Bi, Qing-Fang
dc.contributor.author Jin, Bing-Jie
dc.contributor.author Zhu, Dong
dc.contributor.author Jiang, Yu-Gen
dc.contributor.author Zheng, Bang-Xiao
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Yang, Xiao-Ru
dc.contributor.author Richter, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Lin, Xian-Yong
dc.contributor.author Zhu, Yong-Guan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-16T05:29:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-16T05:29:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11
dc.identifier.citation Bi , Q-F , Jin , B-J , Zhu , D , Jiang , Y-G , Zheng , B-X , O'Connor , P , Yang , X-R , Richter , A , Lin , X-Y & Zhu , Y-G 2021 , ' How can fertilization regimes and durations shape earthworm gut microbiota in a long-term field experiment? ' , Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety , vol. 224 , 112643 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2021.112643
dc.identifier.other PURE: 168506107
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000693165000003
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-3036-6495/work/100084993
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334397
dc.description.abstract The positive roles of earthworms on soil functionality has been extensively documented. The capacity of the earthworm gut microbiota on decomposition and nutrient cycling under long-term fertilization in field conditions has rarely been studied. Here, we report the structural, taxonomic, and functional responses of Eisenia foetida and Pheretima guillelmi gut microbiota to different fertilization regimes and durations using 16S rRNA gene-based Illumina sequencing and high-throughput quantitative PCR techniques. Our results revealed that the core gut microbiota, especially the fermentative bacteria were mainly sourced from the soil, but strongly stimulated with species-specificity, potential benefits for the host and soil health. The functional compositions of gut microbiota were altered by fertilization with fertilization duration being more influential than fertilization regimes. Moreover, the combination of organic and inorganic fertilization with the longer duration resulted in a higher richness and connectivity in the gut microbiota, and also their functional potential related to carbon (C), nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling, particularly the labile C decomposition, denitrification, and phosphate mobilization. We also found that long-term inorganic fertilization increased the abundance of pathogenic bacteria in the P. guillelmi gut. This study demonstrates that understanding earthworm gut microbiota can provide insights into how agricultural practices can potentially alter soil ecosystem functions through the interactions between soil and earthworm gut microbiotas. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
dc.rights cc_by_nc_nd
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Organic-inorganic fertilization
dc.subject Earthworm species
dc.subject Gut microbiota
dc.subject Functional genes
dc.subject 16S rRNA
dc.subject LUMBRICUS-TERRESTRIS
dc.subject SOIL BIODIVERSITY
dc.subject NITROUS-OXIDE
dc.subject COMMUNITIES
dc.subject DIVERSITY
dc.subject OLIGOCHAETA
dc.subject FAMILIES
dc.subject BACTERIA
dc.subject GENES
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title How can fertilization regimes and durations shape earthworm gut microbiota in a long-term field experiment? en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2021.112643
dc.relation.issn 0147-6513
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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