dc.contributor.authorKatra, Itzhak
dc.contributor.authorArotsker, Luba
dc.contributor.authorKrasnov, Helena
dc.contributor.authorZaritsky, Arieh
dc.contributor.authorKushmaro, Ariel
dc.contributor.authorBen-Dov, Eitan
dc.identifier.citationKatra, I., Arotsker, L., Krasnov, H., Zaritsky, A., Kushmaro, A., & Ben-Dov, E. (2014). Richness and Diversity in Dust Stormborne Biomes at the Southeast Mediterranean. Scientific Reports, 4, 5265-.en_US
dc.description.abstractDust storms include particulate matter that is transported over land and sea with biota that could impact downwind ecosystems. In addition to the physico-chemical compositions, organismal diversities of dust from two storm events in southern Israel, December 2012 (Ev12) and January 2013 (Ev13), were determined by pyro-sequencing using primers universal to 16S and 18S rRNA genes and compared. The bio-assemblages in the collected dust samples were affiliated with scores of different taxa. Distinct patterns of richness and diversity of the two events were influenced by the origins of the air masses: Ev13 was rich with reads affiliated to Betaproteobacteria and Embryophyta, consistent with a European origin. Ev12, originated in north-Africa, contained significantly more of the Actinobacteria and fungi, without conifers. The abundance of bacterial and eukaryotic reads demonstrates dissemination of biological material in dust that may impose health hazards of pathogens and allergens, and influence vegetation migration throughout the world.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesScientific Reportsen_US
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dc.subjectDRNTU::Engineering::Materials::Energy materials
dc.titleRichness and diversity in dust stormborne biomes at the Southeast Mediterraneanen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US

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