Articles | Volume 17, issue 19
Research article
09 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 09 Oct 2017

Variations in airborne bacterial communities at high altitudes over the Noto Peninsula (Japan) in response to Asian dust events

Teruya Maki, Kazutaka Hara, Ayumu Iwata, Kevin C. Lee, Kei Kawai, Kenji Kai, Fumihisa Kobayashi, Stephen B. Pointing, Stephen Archer, Hiroshi Hasegawa, and Yasunobu Iwasaka


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Short summary
Atmospheric bacteria (bioaerosol) are transported from the Asian continental area to downwind areas in East Asia and influence climate changes, ecosystem dynamics, and human health. Aerosol samples transported for long distances were collected at high altitudes (500–3000 m) using a sophisticated helicopter-based sampling system. The high-throughput DNA sequencing remarkably revealed that the atmospheric bacterial structures at high altitudes change in response to the air mass sources.
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