ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Yasemin Gulecal-Pektas
Istanbul University, Institute of Science and Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2016, 10 (2): 1607-1612
© The Author(s). 2016
Received: 10/03/2016 | Accepted: 20/04/2016 | Published: 30/06/2016

The microbial diversity was investigated in hot spring of Cekirge, Kemalpasa, Orhaneli and Oylat (Temperature: 48-68°C, pH 7.4-7.8) in Bursa, 2014 using an integrated approach that included enrichment culturing and 16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing. Enrichment cultures for both aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms were successfully obtained at temperatures ranging from 50°C to 70°C. An average of 1,296- 2,365 operational taxonomic units per sample observed. The bacterial community was composed of sequence reads moderately related (nucleotide identity > 90%) to 36 phyla and 6 candidate phyla, with Proteobacteria, Chloroflexi, Bacteroidetes and Chlorobi being dominant. This study results provide evidence of the necessity to combine both culture-dependent and culture-independent methods for better understanding of microbial communities in hot springs.


Enrichment culturing, Pyrosequencing, Microbial community, Hot spring, Bursa.

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