Effect of oxygen concentration on the functional genomic content of microbial communities represented in the 24 datasets.

<p>(A) Hierarchical clustering of COGs that significantly influenced by extreme oxygen limitation. Datasets analysis are based on the abundance profile of 18 COGs which significantly differed in abundance levels between an extremely hypoxic environment (Iquique 85-, 110 and 200 m deep, permanent OMZ) and environments with higher D.O. (Fisher's exact test, FDR-corrected, p≤0.05). Bootstrap confidence values for the nodes are shown. Heatmap coloring reflects the Z score of normalized abundances of each COG across all clustered datasets. Roman numbers on the left side of the figure present different groups of COGs as determined by abundance profile across the clustered datasets. (B) Mean abundances of the COGs in group I (<a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0097338#pone-0097338-g003" target="_blank">figure 3A</a>) as a function of the oxygen concentration. Inset shows the gradual increase in the abundance of these genes in datasets from Marmara 1000 m, Iquique 85 m, Iquique 110 m, and Iquique 200 m, as oxygen concentration drops from 30 µmol.kg<sup>−1</sup> to 3.2 µmol.kg<sup>−1</sup>.</p>