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Temporal assembly patterns of microbial communities in three parallel bioreactors treating low-concentration coking wastewater with differing carbon source concentrations

Xuwen He , Weijia Li , Yu Xia , Na Li , Jie Chang , Jing Liu , Pei Wang


Received December 14, 2022,Revised , Accepted March 07, 2023, Available online March 16, 2023

Volume 36,2024,Pages 455-468

Carbon source is an important factor of biological treatment systems, the effects of which on their temporal community assembly patterns are not sufficiently understood currently. In this study, the temporal dynamics and driving mechanisms of the communities in three parallel bioreactors for low-concentration coking wastewater (CWW) treatment with differing carbon source concentrations (S0 with no glucose addition, S1 with 200 mg/L glucose addition and S2 with 400 mg/L glucose addition) were comprehensively studied. High-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics analyses including network analysis and Infer Community Assembly Mechanisms by Phylogenetic bin-based null model (iCAMP) were used. The communities of three systems showed turnover rates of 0.0029∼0.0034 every 15 days. Network analysis results showed that the S0 network showed higher positive correlation proportion (71.43%) and clustering coefficient (0.33), suggesting that carbon source shortage in S0 promoted interactions and cooperation of microbes. The neutral community model analysis showed that the immigration rate increased from 0.5247 in S0 to 0.6478 in S2. The iCAMP analysis results showed that drift (45.89%) and homogeneous selection (31.68%) dominated in driving the assembly of all the investigated microbial communities. The contribution of homogeneous selection increased with the increase of carbon source concentrations, from 27.92% in S0 to 36.08% in S2. The OTUs participating in aerobic respiration and tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle were abundant among the bins mainly affected by deterministic processes, while those related to the metabolism of refractory organic pollutants in CWW such as alkanes, benzenes and phenols were abundant in the bins dominated by stochastic processes.

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