Publication
Title
Responses of the endophytic bacterial communities of juncus acutus to pollution with metals, emerging organic pollutants and to bioaugmentation with indigenous strains
Author
Abstract
Plants and their associated bacteria play a crucial role in constructed wetlands. In this study, the impact of different levels of pollution and bioaugmentation with indigenous strains individually or in consortia was investigated on the composition of the endophytic microbial communities of Juncus acutus. Five treatments were examined and compared in where the wetland plant was exposed to increasing levels of metal pollution (Zn, Ni, Cd) and emerging pollutants (BPA, SMX, CIP), enriched with different combinations of single or mixed endophytic strains. High levels of mixed pollution had a negative effect on alpha diversity indices of the root communities; moreover, the diversity indices were negatively correlated with the increasing metal concentrations. It was demonstrated that the root communities were separated depending on the level of mixed pollution, while the family Sphingomonadaceae exhibited the higher relative abundance within the root endophytic communities from high and low polluted treatments. This study highlights the effects of pollution and inoculation on phytoremediation efficiency based on a better understanding of the plant microbiome community composition.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Frontiers in plant science. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : publisher unknown , 2018
ISSN
1664-462X
Volume/pages
9 (2018) , 14 p.
Article Reference
1526
ISI
000447592800001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
WATER4CROPS: Integrating bio-treated wastewater with enhanced water use efficiency to support the Green Economy in EU and India
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Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.11.2018
Last edited 06.09.2021
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