Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Science) ›› 2023, Vol. 2023 ›› Issue (3): 20-32.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.2023.03.003

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Diversity pattern and driving factors for soil microbes in a peri-urban area

Yan GAO, Rong WANG*()   

  1. Zhejiang Tiantong Forest Ecosystem National Observation and Research Station, East China Normal University, Ningbo, Zhejiang 315114, China
  • Received:2021-11-03 Accepted:2022-05-12 Online:2023-05-25 Published:2023-05-25
  • Contact: Rong WANG


We collected soil samples from Maogang Town (Songjiang District, Shanghai) and used high-throughput sequencing techniques to reveal the diversity and community composition of soil bacteria and soil fungi in this peri-urban area. We found a total of 632 bacteria OTUs (operational taxonomic units) and 593 fungi OTUs in Maogang, in which the dominant microbial groups were Proteobacteria (bacteria) and Ascomycota (fungi). The Shannon Wiener index of soil bacteria was found to be in the range of 4.41 to 4.71, and the soil fungi’s Shannon Wiener index was found to be in the range of 1.99 to 2.60. Land-use type insignificantly affected α diversity of soil bacteria and soil fungi; however, land-use type significantly affected β diversity of soil bacteria (R = 0.32, p = 0.001) and soil fungi (R = 0.22, p = 0.001). Lastly, there were significant correlations observed between three soil environmental factors—namely, soil pH, porosity, and moisture—and community composition and β diversity of soil bacteria and soil fungi.

Key words: biodiversity, soil bacteria, soil fungi, peri-urban areas

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