Taxonomic diversity of bacterial populations inhabiting gametophytes of Sphagnum mosses from different geographic regions of Russia
¹All-Russia Research Institute for Agricultural Microbiology, Shosse Podbelskogo 3, 196608 Pushkin, St. Petersburg, Russia; *Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
²ITMO University, Lomonosova Str. 9, St. Petersburg, 191002, Russia
³Komarov Botanical Institute, Professora Popova Str. 2, 197367 St. Petersburg, Russia
⁴Ugra State University, UNESCO chair, the Scientific and study centre ‘Environmental dynamics and global climate change’, Chehova Str. 16, 628012 Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
⁵National University of Life and Environmental Science of Ukraine, Geroev oborony Str. 15, 03041 Kiev, Ukraine
In this study we have analyzed the diversity of the endophytic bacterial community associated with Sphagnum mosses from Nort-West Region and Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District of Russia during the years 2009–2012. We isolated a more then 400 strains which were identified by means of phenotypic tests and by 16S rRNA sequences. The ribosomal data showed that the isolates belonged to genera Pseudomonas (20–57%), Colimonas (7–10%), Flavobacterium (6–8%), Burkholderia (5–6%), Serratia (3%). The data reported in this work are consistent with the results of research performed by the Berg group with samples of mosses of the Austrian Alps. It was found that Sphagnum mosses are a promising source for the isolation of beneficial microorganisms.