Abstract


MICROBIAL DIVERSITY IN THE WESTERN CHANNEL OBSERVATORY AS OBSERVED BY NGS

Microbial planktonic communities perform many of the key global processes, and they are the base of the marine food chain. Our knowledge of the marine plankton biodiversity is still limited. The Western English Channel has been studied intensively for more than 100 years and this abundance of data provide a robust context with which to explore temporal biological complexity. Several studies focused on the L4 station of the Western Channel Observatory (WCO, 50°15’N 4°13’E), reporting on the community structure over time; particularly the phytoplankton and zooplankton species abundance. Abundances are usually correlated with strong seasonal patterns. In our study we extend the prokaryote molecular data set to a 13 year time-series and for the first time add a corresponding eukaryote time-series. Here we will report on the nature of the many microbial associations found at L4.

Authors

Balestreri, C., Marine Biological Association and University of Oxford, United Kingdom, cecbal@mba.ac.uk

Schroeder, J., Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom, joasch@mba.ac.uk

Schroeder, D. C., Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom, dsch@mba.ac.uk

Details

Oral presentation

Session #:075
Date: 2/26/2015
Time: 15:00
Location: Andalucia 1 (Floor 1)

Presentation is given by student: Yes