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Linking Ecosystem Function to Microbial Diversity

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Front. Microbiol., 22 August 2016 |

Addendum: Editorial: Linking Ecosystem Function to Microbial Diversity

  • 1Biology Department, Connecticut College, New London, CT, USA
  • 2Biology Department, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

An addendum on
Editorial: Linking Ecosystem Function to Microbial Diversity

by Bernhard, A. E., and Kelly, J. J. (2016). Front. Microbiol. 7:1041. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01041

Two additional papers that are featured in this Research Topic are published in Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology. Valentin et al. (2014) explore relationships of fungal diversity and respiration rates of decomposing wood. And, using metatranscriptomics to investigate microbial activities in thawing permafrost, Coolen and Orsi (2015) demonstrate a potential link between bacteria carrying out acetogenesis and methanogenesis.

Author Contributions

Both authors consulted on and drafted the commentary.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.


Coolen, M. J. L., and Orsi, W. D. (2015). The transcriptional response of microbial communities in thawing Alaskan permafrost soils. Front. Microbiol. 6:197. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00197

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Valentin, L., Rajala, T., Peltoniemi, M., Pannanen, T., Heinonsalo, J., and Mäkipää, R. (2014). Loss of diversity in wood-inhabiting fungal communities affects decomposition activity in Norway spruce wood. Front. Microbiol. 5:230. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00230

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Keywords: metatranscirptomics, permafrost, fungi, decomposition, diversity

Citation: Bernhard AE and Kelly JJ (2016) Addendum: Editorial: Linking Ecosystem Function to Microbial Diversity. Front. Microbiol. 7:1299. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01299

Received: 05 August 2016; Accepted: 08 August 2016;
Published: 22 August 2016.

Edited and reviewed by: Lisa Y. Stein, University of Alberta, Canada

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