Contrasting the Water Quality and Bacterial Community Patterns in Shallow and Deep Lakes: Manyas vs. Iznik
ÖZBAYRAM, Emine Gözde
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The objectives of this study are to monitor the physicochemical properties of two freshwater lakes with different chemical characteristics and trophic status over a year (2019) and assess the bacterial diversity by a high-throughput sequencing method for a certain time. Carlson Trophic Index analysis revealed that, whereas the deep lake, Iznik Lake, (TSImean = 48.9) has mesotrophic characteristics, the shallow lake Manyas Lake (TSImean = 74.2) was found at a hypertrophic status. The most important parameters controlling water qualities in the lakes were temperature, alkalinity, and phosphate levels. Although the bacterial communities were dominated by the same phyla (Cyanobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Actinomicrobia, Proteobacteria, and Verrucomicrobia) in both lakes, the communities differed distinctly at the lower levels. Whereas Sporichthyaceae in Manyas Lake accounted for 10% of the total reads, the major share of the sequences was assigned to Cyanobacteria Family I (8%) in Iznik Lake. The hypertrophic Manyas Lake had a more diverse bacterial community rather than Iznik Lake and contained higher numbers of unique Operational Taxonomic Units.
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