Archaeal Microbial Diversity of Hypersaline Lake Aci{dotless}göl, Denizli, Turkey

Budakoğlu M., Kurt H., Karaman M., Kumru M., Kumral M., Akarsubaşi A. T.

Geomicrobiology Journal, vol.31, no.6, pp.454-460, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01490451.2013.866994
  • Journal Name: Geomicrobiology Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.454-460
  • Keywords: 16S rRNA, archaeal diversity, halobacteria, hypersaline, Lake Aci{dotless}göl, phylogenetic aAnalysis, Soda Lake
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Archaeal diversity in Lake Aci{dotless}göl, a closed-basin, alkaline, hypersaline lake located at the northern edge of western Tourides in southwest Anatolia, was investigated using culture-independent methods. Microbial mat samples were collected from six different points. Archaeal 16S rRNA gene libraries were generated using domain specific oligonucleotide primers, and 16S rRNA gene sequences of clone libraries were analyzed phylogenetically. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of 16S rRNA genes showed a variance in diversity with spatial differences. Archaeal diversity of Aci{dotless}göl is dominated by the members of family Halobacteriaceae which requires both high salt concentration and high pH for growth. Sequence analysis of archaeal 16s rRNA genes indicates the presence of the phylotypes affiliated with the genera Halorubrum, Halosimplex, Halorhabdus, Haloterrigena and Natronococcus in the analyzed samples. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.