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Bottled aqua incognita: microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, September 2017
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Title
Bottled aqua incognita: microbiota assembly and dissolved organic matter diversity in natural mineral waters
Published in
Microbiome, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40168-017-0344-9
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Celine C. Lesaulnier, Craig W. Herbold, Claus Pelikan, David Berry, Cédric Gérard, Xavier Le Coz, Sophie Gagnot, Jutta Niggemann, Thorsten Dittmar, Gabriel A. Singer, Alexander Loy

Abstract

Non-carbonated natural mineral waters contain microorganisms that regularly grow after bottling despite low concentrations of dissolved organic matter (DOM). Yet, the compositions of bottled water microbiota and organic substrates that fuel microbial activity, and how both change after bottling, are still largely unknown. We performed a multifaceted analysis of microbiota and DOM diversity in 12 natural mineral waters from six European countries. 16S rRNA gene-based analyses showed that less than 10 species-level operational taxonomic units (OTUs) dominated the bacterial communities in the water phase and associated with the bottle wall after a short phase of post-bottling growth. Members of the betaproteobacterial genera Curvibacter, Aquabacterium, and Polaromonas (Comamonadaceae) grew in most waters and represent ubiquitous, mesophilic, heterotrophic aerobes in bottled waters. Ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry of DOM in bottled waters and their corresponding source waters identified thousands of molecular formulae characteristic of mostly refractory, soil-derived DOM. The bottle environment, including source water physicochemistry, selected for growth of a similar low-diversity microbiota across various bottled waters. Relative abundance changes of hundreds of multi-carbon molecules were related to growth of less than ten abundant OTUs. We thus speculate that individual bacteria cope with oligotrophic conditions by simultaneously consuming diverse DOM molecules.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 22%
Student > Bachelor 8 17%
Student > Master 7 15%
Researcher 7 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 7 15%
Unknown 5 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 17%
Environmental Science 3 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 7%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 7 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 October 2019.
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#1,015,628
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