Journal article

Immediate effects of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium amendments on the methanotrophic activity and abundance in a Chinese paddy soil under short-term incubation experiment

Yong Zheng, Li-Mei Zhang, Ji-Zheng He

Journal of Soils and Sediments | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2013

Abstract

Purpose: Methane-oxidizing bacteria (methanotrophs) biologically consume and consequently affect the concentration of atmospheric methane (CH4), the second most prominent greenhouse gas, and therefore play critical roles in the mitigation of global warming effect. Long-term fertilization often affects the methanotrophic community and CH4 oxidation in various soils. Here, the immediate effects of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) amendments on the CH4 oxidation activity and methanotrophic community structure were evaluated. Materials and methods: Paddy soil samples were collected from the Taoyuan Experimental Station of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in central Hunan Province o..

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Grants

Awarded by Ministry of Sciences and Technology of China


Awarded by Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Chinese Academy of Sciences


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank two anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments on previous versions of the manuscript. This study was supported by grants from the Ministry of Sciences and Technology of China (no. 2012CB956300), the Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 41001149), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (no. KZCX2-YW-JC401).