Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Research article
11 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 11 Jul 2018

Community composition and seasonal changes of archaea in coarse and fine air particulate matter

Jörn Wehking, Daniel A. Pickersgill, Robert M. Bowers, David Teschner, Ulrich Pöschl, Janine Fröhlich-Nowoisky, and Viviane R. Després

Data sets

Illumina sequences of 16S-rRNA from atmospheric coarse and fine particulate matter samples J. Wehking, D. A. Pickersgill, R. M. Bowers, D. Teschner, U. Pöschl, J. Fröhlich-Nowoisky, and V. R. Després

Short summary
Archaea as a third domain of life play an important role in soils and marine environments. Although archaea have been found in air as a part of the atmospheric bioaerosol, little is known about their atmospheric dynamics due to their low number and challenging analysis. Here we present a DNA-based study of airborne archaea, show seasonal dynamics, and discuss anthropogenic influences on the diversity, composition, and abundances of airborne archaea.
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