Kinsela, Andrew S.


Genomic Insights Into the Archaea Inhabiting an Australian Radioactive Legacy Site

Vázquez-Campos et al. (2021). Frontiers in Microbiology 12
“Nanoarchaeia” Ca. Tiddalikarchaeales Ca. Micrarchaeia “Tiddalikarchaeum” Ca. Norongarragalinales Ca. Micrarchaeales Ca. Norongarragalinaceae Ca. Micrarchaeaceae Ca. Norongarragalina meridionalis Ca. Anstonellales Ca. Norongarragalina Ca. Bilamarchaeaceae Ca. Bilamarchaeum dharawalense Ca. Anstonella Ca. Bilamarchaeum Ca. Burarchaeales Ca. Anstonellaceae Ca. Burarchaeaceae Ca. Anstonella stagnisolia Ca. Burarchaeum australiense Ca. Burarchaeum Ca. Gugararchaeales Ca. Gugararchaeum Ca. Gugararchaeaceae “Gugararchaeum adminiculabundum” Ca. Tiddalikarchaeaceae “Tiddalikarchaeum anstoanum” Ca. Methanoperedenaceae Ca. Methanoperedens Ca. Micrarchaeota
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