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Ghare , U and Narvekar, S and Lodha, T and Mallebhari, R and Dastager, S and Barvkar , VT and Dhotre, D and Karmalkar, NR and Pable, AA (2023) Bacterial Communities and Diversity of Western GhatsSoil: A Study of a Biodiversity Hotspot. Current Microbiology, 80 (4). p. 108. ISSN October 2013, Volume 67, Issue 4, pp 454-459

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The Western Ghats is one of India’s mega-diversity hotspots and an ecologically and geologically important area for the diversity of endemic plants and animals. The present study provides insights into the aerobic bacterial diversity and composition of the soils of North Western Ghats located in Maharashtra state (NWGM), India. The samples for the culture-dependent study were collected from 6 different locations namely Malshej Ghat, Bhimashankar, Lonavala, Mulshi, Tail-Baila, and Mahabaleshwar. A total of 173 isolates were obtained from the different samples, which belonged to Proteobacteria (43%), Firmicutes (36%), and Actinobacteria (19%). Sequences of 15 strains shared ≤ 98.7% similarity (a species cut-off) which represent potential novel species. Metagenomic analysis revealed the presence of Actinobacteria and Proteobacteria as the most dominant phyla at both MB and MG. However, both sites showed variation in the composition of rare phyla and other dominant phyla. This difference in bacterial community composition could be due to differences in altitude or other physicochemical properties. The functional prediction from the amplicon sequencing showed the abundance of carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism which was corroborated by screening the isolated bacterial strains for the same. The present study has a unique take on microbial diversity and defines the importance of community assembly processes such as drift, dispersal, and selection. Such processes are relatively important in controlling community diversity, distribution, as well as succession. This study has shown that the microbial community of NWGM is a rich source of polysaccharide degrading bacteria having biotechnological potential.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Insect Molecular Biology
Depositing User: Mr. Rameshwar Nema
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2023 09:51
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 09:51
URI: http://nccs.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/1285

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