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Bacterial Microbiomes in the Sediments of Lotic Systems Ecologic Drivers and Role: A Case Study from the Mureş River, Transylvania, Romania

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Applied Ecology Research Center, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, 550024 Sibiu, Romania
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Branch of the National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, Institute of Biological Research Cluj-Napoca, 400015 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Water 2021, 13(24), 3518; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243518
Received: 15 November 2021 / Revised: 3 December 2021 / Accepted: 8 December 2021 / Published: 9 December 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Inland Aquatic Ecosystems and Conservation)
Numerous sections of the Mureş River vary in terms of the abundance of nitrates, ammonia, and orthophosphates; and of correlated lotic sediment bacterial microbiome structures in terms of both diversity and abundance. This highlights the great versatility of microbiomes in being influenced by the physical-chemical characteristics of environments and their spatial changes. Bacteria microbiomes exhibit dynamic and shifting potential and significant tendencies toward self-organization and self-adaptation. These typical features represent an essential ecologic basis for lotic systems having to do with the use and reuse of various kinds of environmental resource as chemical substances. In this respect, trophic processes assure the river ecosystem optimum health ecologic status dynamic and trend, to be reached. The flexibility of shifting bacterial microbiomes is crucial in maintaining this ecological context’s vital role in biogeochemically sustaining other taxonomic groups, which are spatially and temporally continuous. This is especially important for nutrient cycle processes, even for rivers with high levels of negative human impact, in promoting a functional lotic system. View Full-Text
Keywords: lotic systems; sediment physical-chemical characteristics; bacteria microbiomes; ecological status lotic systems; sediment physical-chemical characteristics; bacteria microbiomes; ecological status
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Boeraş, I.; Burcea, A.; Coman, C.; Bănăduc, D.; Curtean-Bănăduc, A. Bacterial Microbiomes in the Sediments of Lotic Systems Ecologic Drivers and Role: A Case Study from the Mureş River, Transylvania, Romania. Water 2021, 13, 3518. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243518

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Boeraş I, Burcea A, Coman C, Bănăduc D, Curtean-Bănăduc A. Bacterial Microbiomes in the Sediments of Lotic Systems Ecologic Drivers and Role: A Case Study from the Mureş River, Transylvania, Romania. Water. 2021; 13(24):3518. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243518

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Boeraş, Ioana, Alexandru Burcea, Cristian Coman, Doru Bănăduc, and Angela Curtean-Bănăduc. 2021. "Bacterial Microbiomes in the Sediments of Lotic Systems Ecologic Drivers and Role: A Case Study from the Mureş River, Transylvania, Romania" Water 13, no. 24: 3518. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13243518

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