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Metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of the microbial community involved in the transformation of organic carbon in mangrove sediments of the São Paulo State


Mangroves are costal environments that provide several ecosystem services to adjacent ecosystems due to its high productivity and protection against the tide. However, despite of its importance, this ecosystem is in great risk of disappearing. Due to the high productivity and deposition of allochthonous organic matter, the carbon cycling in mangroves is one of the most important ecosystem service not only for the mangrove, but to adjacent ecosystems that receive exported carbon and in a global scale, due to the negative effect of mangrove loss. Therefore, comprehending the dynamics of organic matter decomposition on mangrove sediments, from the ecological succession that occur in it, and the genes involved in the process of degrading this material, is of outstanding importance in the moment in which global climate change threatens the survival of this ecosystem. For this reason, this project aims to evaluate the community dynamics taking place during the decomposition of plant organic matter in mangrove sediments; determining the microbial community composition and greenhouse gas emissions in sediments with different degrees of preservation how this process that place and how the anthropic impact and climate change affects it. Additionally, this project aims to identify by the means of metagenomics and metatranscriptomics the metabolic routes involved in organic matter degradation in these sediments. The bottom line knowledge this project searches is to connect phylogenetic and metabolic biodiversity with the process of plant organic matter decomposition in mangroves. Therefore allowing to identify how climate change can disrupt the functioning and which would be the global effect of it. (AU)

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TAKETANI, RODRIGO G.; MOITINHO, MARTA A.; MAUCHLINE, TIM H.; MELO, ITAMAR S.. Co-occurrence patterns of litter decomposing communities in mangroves indicate a robust community resistant to disturbances. PeerJ, v. 6, . (13/03158-4, 13/23470-2)
SOUZA, DANILO T.; GENUARIO, DIEGO B.; SILVA, FABIO SERGIO P.; PANSA, CAMILA C.; KAVAMURA, VANESSA N.; MORAES, FERNANDO C.; TAKETANI, RODRIGO G.; MELO, ITAMAR S.. Analysis of bacterial composition in marine sponges reveals the influence of host phylogeny and environment. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY ECOLOGY, v. 93, n. 1, . (13/03158-4, 14/26131-7, 13/08144-1, 13/25505-8)
KAVAMURA, VANESSA NESSNER; SANTOS, SUIKINAI NOBRE; TAKETANI, RODRIGO GOUVEA; FIGUEIREDO VASCONCELLOS, RAFAEL LEANDRO; MELO, ITAMAR SOARES. Draft Genome Sequence of Plant Growth-Promoting Drought-Tolerant Bacillus sp. Strain CMAA 1363 Isolated from the Brazilian Caatinga Biome. MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS, v. 5, n. 5, . (12/16623-4, 13/08144-1, 13/16037-0, 14/16041-0, 13/03158-4, 14/24556-0)
MOITINHO, MARTA A.; CHIARAMONTE, JOSIANE B.; SOUZA, DANILO T.; SOLANO, JUANITA H.; BONONI, LAURA; MELO, ITAMAR S.; TAKETANI, RODRIGO G.. Intraspecific variation on epiphytic bacterial community from Laguncularia racemosa phylloplane. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, v. 50, n. 4, p. 1041-1050, . (13/23470-2, 15/23102-9, 13/03158-4)
MOITINHO, MARTA A.; SOUZA, DANILO T.; CHIARAMONTE, JOSIANE B.; BONONI, LAURA; MELO, ITAMAR S.; TAKETANI, RODRIGO G.. The unexplored bacterial lifestyle on leaf surface. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, v. 51, n. 3, . (13/23470-2, 17/21229-7, 13/03158-4)
MOITINHO, MARTA A.; BONONI, LAURA; SOUZA, DANILO T.; MELO, ITAMAR S.; TAKETANI, RODRIGO G.. Bacterial Succession Decreases Network Complexity During Plant Material Decomposition in Mangroves. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, v. 76, n. 4, p. 954-963, . (13/23470-2, 13/25505-8, 13/03158-4)
SANTOS, SUIKINAI NOBRE; KAVAMURA, VANESSA NESSNER; TAKETANI, RODRIGO GOUVEA; VASCONCELLOS, RAFAEL L. F.; ZUCCHI, TIAGO DOMINGUES; MELO, ITAMAR SOARES. Draft Genome Sequence of Bacillus sp. Strain CMAA 1185, a Cellullolytic Bacterium Isolated from Stain House Lake, Antarctic Peninsula. MICROBIOLOGY RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENTS, v. 3, n. 3, . (13/16037-0, 13/03158-4, 13/23470-2)

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