Bligh, Mark W.


Genomic Insights Into the Archaea Inhabiting an Australian Radioactive Legacy Site

Vázquez-Campos et al. (2021). Frontiers in Microbiology 12
Ca. Micrarchaeota Ca. Methanoperedens Ca. Methanoperedenaceae “Tiddalikarchaeum anstoanum” Ca. Tiddalikarchaeaceae “Gugararchaeum adminiculabundum” Ca. Gugararchaeaceae Ca. Gugararchaeum Ca. Gugararchaeales Ca. Burarchaeum Ca. Burarchaeum australiense Ca. Anstonella stagnisolia Ca. Burarchaeaceae Ca. Anstonellaceae Ca. Burarchaeales Ca. Bilamarchaeum Ca. Anstonella Ca. Bilamarchaeum dharawalense Ca. Bilamarchaeaceae Ca. Norongarragalina Ca. Anstonellales Ca. Norongarragalina meridionalis Ca. Micrarchaeaceae Ca. Norongarragalinaceae Ca. Micrarchaeales Ca. Norongarragalinales “Tiddalikarchaeum” Ca. Micrarchaeia Ca. Tiddalikarchaeales “Nanoarchaeia”
During the 1960s, small quantities of radioactive materials were co-disposed with chemical waste at the Little Forest Legacy Site (LFLS, Sydney, Australia). The microbial function and population dynamics in a waste trench during a rainfall event have been previously investigated revealing a broad abundance of candidate and potentially undescribed taxa in this iron-rich, radionuclide-contaminated environment. Applying genome-based metagenomic methods, we recovered 37 refined archaeal MAGs, mainly