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The Biokinetic Spectrum for Temperature.

Corkrey R, McMeekin TA, Bowman JP, Ratkowsky DA, Olley J, Ross T - PLoS ONE (2016)

Bottom Line: We found another peak at 67°C and a steady decline in maximum rates thereafter.We used a thermodynamic model to recover the Δ-shape, suggesting that the growth rate limits arise from a trade-off between activity and stability of proteins.The spectrum provides underpinning principles that will find utility in models concerned with the thermal responses of biological processes.

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Affiliation: Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture / School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

ABSTRACT
We identify and describe the distribution of temperature-dependent specific growth rates for life on Earth, which we term the biokinetic spectrum for temperature. The spectrum has the potential to provide for more robust modeling in thermal ecology since any conclusions derived from it will be based on observed data rather than using theoretical assumptions. It may also provide constraints for systems biology model predictions and provide insights in physiology. The spectrum has a Δ-shape with a sharp peak at around 42°C. At higher temperatures up to 60°C there was a gap of attenuated growth rates. We found another peak at 67°C and a steady decline in maximum rates thereafter. By using Bayesian quantile regression to summarise and explore the data we were able to conclude that the gap represented an actual biological transition between mesophiles and thermophiles that we term the Mesophile-Thermophile Gap (MTG). We have not identified any organism that grows above the maximum rate of the spectrum. We used a thermodynamic model to recover the Δ-shape, suggesting that the growth rate limits arise from a trade-off between activity and stability of proteins. The spectrum provides underpinning principles that will find utility in models concerned with the thermal responses of biological processes.

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Fitted quantile curves for strains by trophic status.Shown are the observed data and the 95% quantile curves.
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pone.0153343.g009: Fitted quantile curves for strains by trophic status.Shown are the observed data and the 95% quantile curves.

Mentions: In Fig 9 we show the quantiles for autotrophs and heterotrophs. As shown in Table 5 the b parameter differs significantly between autotrophs (mean b = 0.0669) and heterotrophs (mean b = 0.0812) for the lower temperature group. This means that the upper maximal response is slightly greater in heterotrophs than autotrophs, but since the d parameter does not differ they share the same upper limit in the declining phase. Therefore we could distinguish strains on the basis of trophic status, which implied that the limiting mechanism for the descending curve might differ between the trophic groups.


The Biokinetic Spectrum for Temperature.

Corkrey R, McMeekin TA, Bowman JP, Ratkowsky DA, Olley J, Ross T - PLoS ONE (2016)

Fitted quantile curves for strains by trophic status.Shown are the observed data and the 95% quantile curves.
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pone.0153343.g009: Fitted quantile curves for strains by trophic status.Shown are the observed data and the 95% quantile curves.
Mentions: In Fig 9 we show the quantiles for autotrophs and heterotrophs. As shown in Table 5 the b parameter differs significantly between autotrophs (mean b = 0.0669) and heterotrophs (mean b = 0.0812) for the lower temperature group. This means that the upper maximal response is slightly greater in heterotrophs than autotrophs, but since the d parameter does not differ they share the same upper limit in the declining phase. Therefore we could distinguish strains on the basis of trophic status, which implied that the limiting mechanism for the descending curve might differ between the trophic groups.

Bottom Line: We found another peak at 67°C and a steady decline in maximum rates thereafter.We used a thermodynamic model to recover the Δ-shape, suggesting that the growth rate limits arise from a trade-off between activity and stability of proteins.The spectrum provides underpinning principles that will find utility in models concerned with the thermal responses of biological processes.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture / School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

ABSTRACT
We identify and describe the distribution of temperature-dependent specific growth rates for life on Earth, which we term the biokinetic spectrum for temperature. The spectrum has the potential to provide for more robust modeling in thermal ecology since any conclusions derived from it will be based on observed data rather than using theoretical assumptions. It may also provide constraints for systems biology model predictions and provide insights in physiology. The spectrum has a Δ-shape with a sharp peak at around 42°C. At higher temperatures up to 60°C there was a gap of attenuated growth rates. We found another peak at 67°C and a steady decline in maximum rates thereafter. By using Bayesian quantile regression to summarise and explore the data we were able to conclude that the gap represented an actual biological transition between mesophiles and thermophiles that we term the Mesophile-Thermophile Gap (MTG). We have not identified any organism that grows above the maximum rate of the spectrum. We used a thermodynamic model to recover the Δ-shape, suggesting that the growth rate limits arise from a trade-off between activity and stability of proteins. The spectrum provides underpinning principles that will find utility in models concerned with the thermal responses of biological processes.

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