Biodiversity Science ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (8): 911-918.doi: 10.17520/biods.2019237

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Community structure and diversity of soil bacteria in different habitats of Da Liangzihe National Forest Park in the Lesser Khinggan Mountains

Jun Liu1, Ning Wang2, Daizong Cui2, Lei Lu2, Min Zhao2, *()   

  1. 1. Inner Mongolia Daxing’anling Forestry Science and Technology Research Institute, Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia 022150;
    2. College of Life Sciences, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040
  • Received:2019-07-25 Accepted:2019-09-19 Online:2019-09-25
  • Zhao Min

Soil bacteria are important participants in the material cycling and energy flows in forest ecosystems. Therefore, the composition and biodiversity of bacterial communities are major indicators of soil ecological function. The aim of this study was to investigate the structure and diversity of bacterial communities across seven different habitats (i.e. Pinus koraiensis, Larix gmelinii, Quercus mongolica, Betula costata, coniferous-broad-leaved mixed forests, shrubs and meadows) in Da liangzihe National Forest Park by using high throughput sequencing technology. At the phylum level, the bacterial community composition was basically the same in all habitats, with Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Acidobacteria and Verrucomicrobia dominating the bacterial phyla by having relative abundance of more than 10%. At the genus level, 245 genera were identified, with 118 common genera accounting for 48.2% of all genera and 97.8% of the total relative abundance. The dominant genera, Spartobacteria_genera_incertae_sedis, Gaiella, Gp16 and Gp4, made up 47.0% of the total relative abundance. Spartobacteria_genera_incertae_sedis was the most abundant genus in every habitat. In addition, the soil bacterial diversity and the soil physicochemical factors differed significantly among the habitats. Both the diversity and richness of the soil bacterial community were higher in Pinus koraiensis than the other habitats. Soil pH was found to be a key factor affecting soil bacterial community diversity in Da Liangzihe National Forest Park.

Key words: the Lesser Khinggan Mountains, high throughput sequencing, different habitats, bacterial diversity, soil pH

Fig. 1

Rarefaction curves of OTUs clustered at 97% sequence similarity across different habitats"

Table 1

Soil physicochemical properties and soil bacterial diversity in seven habitats (Means ± SD)"

Organic C (g/kg)
Available N (g/kg)
Available P (g/kg)
pH OTUs Shannon指数 Shannon index 丰富度指数
Chao1 index
红松林 HS 117.64 ± 2.9a 4.09 ± 0.02a 1.18 ± 0.038a 28.77 ± 1.24a 5.93 ± 0.13a 1897 ± 23.33a 9.05 ± 0.0013a 2082.56 ± 5.97a
落叶松林 LY 159.16 ± 6.1b 6.09 ± 0.234bd 1.44 ± 0.016bd 26.13 ± 0.74b 5.46 ± 0.12b 1613 ± 12.02b 8.43 ± 0.0013b 1955.04 ± 10.35b
蒙古栎林 MG 127.53 ± 5.9c 5.31 ± 0.085c 1.30 ± 0.031ab 24.02 ± 0.74c 5.38 ± 0.39bd 1376 ± 14.85c 7.78 ± 0.0008c 1652.53 ± 8.77c
枫桦林 FH 127.53 ± 5.0c 5.28 ± 0.158c 1.24 ± 0.021a 24.14 ± 2.16c 5.41 ± 0.18cd 1366 ± 24.04c 7.96 ± 0.0021d 1598.54 ± 9.76c
灌木林 GM 120.81 ± 2.7ac 5.98 ± 0.062d 1.44 ± 0.060bd 20.19 ± 1.48d 5.35 ± 0.35cd 1692 ± 15.56d 8.74 ± 0.0013e 1901.82 ± 10.74b
草地 CD 146.49 ± 4.5d 6.31 ± 0.506d 2.26 ± 0.024c 23.27 ± 1.14c 5.33 ± 0.22bd 1485 ± 13.26e 8.25 ± 0.0017f 1781.80 ± 8.66d
针阔混交林 ZK 122.25 ± 1.8ac 5.15 ± 0.124c 1.51 ± 0.024d 23.74 ± 0.85c 6.05 ± 0.25e 1799 ± 28.21a 9.16 ± 0.0015a 1928.39 ± 4.12b

Fig. 2

Analysis of beta diversity of soil bacteria in seven habitats (weighted)"

Fig. 3

Bacterial community composition of phyla (a) and genus (b) derived from the different habitats. HS, Pinus koraiensis forest; LY, Larix gmelinii forest; MG, Quercus mongolica forest; FH, Betula costata forest; GM, Shrub forest; CD, Grassland; ZK, Coniferous-broad-leaved mixed forest."

Fig. 4

The cluster tree based of community structure of different habitats. HS, Pinus koraiensis forest; LY, Larix gmelinii forest; MG, Quercus mongolica forest; FH, Betula costata forest; GM, Shrub forest; CD, Grassland; ZK, Coniferous-broad-leaved mixed forest."

Table 2

Analysis of correlation between soil physical and chemical properties and bacterial diversity"

有机碳 Organic carbon 有效氮 Available N 有效磷 Available P 碳氮比 C/N pH
OTUs -0.390 -0.466 -0.185 0.331 0.768*
Shannon指数 Shannon index -0.349 -0.371 -0.082 0.182 0.782*
丰富度指数 Chao1 index -0.052 -0.297 -0.086 0.416 0.608
Simpson指数 Simpson index -0.303 -0.490 -0.067 0.382 0.839*

Fig. 5

Canonical correlation analysis of the top 10 dominant bacterial genera and soil environmental factors"

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