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Soil microbial diversity in adjacent forest systems – contrasting native, old growth kauri (Agathis australis) forest with exotic pine (Pinus radiata) plantation forest
(Oxford University Press (OUP) on behalf of Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), 2020-05)
Globally, the conversion of primary forests to plantations and agricultural landscapes is a common land use change. Kauri (Agathis australis) is one of the most heavily impacted indigenous tree species of New Zealand with ...
Effect of land use and soil organic matter quality on the structure and function of microbial communities in pastoral soils: Implications for disease suppression
(Public Library of Science, 2018-05-07)
Cropping soils vary in extent of natural suppression of soil-borne plant diseases. However, it is unknown whether similar variation occurs across pastoral agricultural systems. We examined soil microbial community properties ...
Mechanisms of pollution induced community tolerance in a soil microbial community exposed to Cu
(Elsevier B.V., 2014-07)
Pollution induced community tolerance (PICT) to Cu²⁺, and co-tolerance to nanoparticulate Cu, ionic silver (Ag⁺), and vancomycin were measured in field soils treated with Cu²⁺ 15 years previously. EC₅₀ values were determined ...
Effect of nitrogen and waterlogging on denitrifier gene abundance, community structure and activity in the rhizosphere of wheat
(Oxford University Press and Blackwell Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies, 2013-03-01)
Microbial denitrification plays a key role in determining the availability of soil nitrogen (N) to plants. However, factors influencing the structure and function of denitrifier communities in the rhizosphere remain unclear. ...
Links between sulphur oxidation and sulphur-oxidising bacteria abundance and diversity in soil microcosms based on soxB functional gene analysis
(Wiley on behalf of Federation of European Microbiological Societies, 2014-06-01)
Sulphur-oxidising bacteria (SOB) play a key role in the biogeochemical cycling of sulphur in soil ecosystems. However, the ecology of SOB is poorly understood, and there is little knowledge about the taxa capable of sulphur ...