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Responses of Microbial Community to Di-(2-ethylhcxyl) Phthalate Contamination in Brown Soil

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Abstract

Di-(2-ethylhcxyl) phthalate (DEHP) is applied as plasticizer, which results in the pollution of environment. In this study, the effects of DEHP on soil microbial functions, structure and genetic diversity were investigated. The concentration of DEHP in the soil were 0, 0.1, 1, 10 and 50 mg/kg, and the experimental period were 28 days. DEHP reduced the quantity, abundance, species dominance and homogeneity of soil microbes during the first 14 days. In addition, microbial utilization efficiency of carbon (carbohydrates, aliphatics, amino acids, metabolites) was impacted after 28 days, though the effects gradually weakened. Based on denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and clone library analysis, in the presence of DEHP, the dominant microbes in the DEHP-contaminated soil were Sphingomonas and Bacillus, which belonged to the Acidobacteria and Proteobacteriav, respectively. With 0.1 or 1 mg/kg of DEHP, the relative abundances of Acidobacteria were higher, and with 10 or 50 mg/kg of DEHP, the relative abundances of Proteobacteria were higher.

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  • 19 June 2020

    In the original publication of the article, there was an error in the abstract section. The incorrect sentence "the dominant microbes in the DEHP-contaminated soil were Sphingomonas and Bacillus, which belonged to the Acidobacteria and Proteobacteriav, respectively" should be revised to ���the dominant microbes in the DEHP-contaminated soil were belonged to the Acidobacteria and Proteobacteria, respectively.��� This has been corrected with this erratum.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Key Research Development Plans of Special Project for Site Soils (No. 2018YFC1800605, No. 2018YFC1801001), the Key Research and Development Program of Shandong Province (2019GSF109026), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41807125), the Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation (Nos. ZR2018BD003 and ZR2017MD023), the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No.2018M632703), and the Special Funds of Taishan Scholar of Shandong Province, China.

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Zhang, C., Song, P., Xia, Q. et al. Responses of Microbial Community to Di-(2-ethylhcxyl) Phthalate Contamination in Brown Soil. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 104, 820–827 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-020-02878-x

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Keywords

  • DEHP
  • Microbial community
  • Biolog
  • PCR-DGGE
  • Genomic library