Journal article

Molecular bacterial diversity of a forest soil under residue management regimes in subtropical Australia

JZ He, ZH Xu, J Hughes

FEMS Microbiology Ecology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006


A major operational change in exotic pine plantations of subtropical Australia has been the decision to retain postharvest residues on site. A long-term field experiment was established in February 1996 to examine the impacts of residue management regimes [i.e. the postharvest residues removed (G0R), natural amount of residues retained (G1R) and residue quantity doubled and retained (G2R)] on tree growth (F1 hybrid pine) and sustainable soil management. Twelve soil samples, which included the above three residue regimes with four replicates, were collected at plantation age 6.4 years. A 16S rRNA gene clone library was established following soil community DNA extraction, polymerase chain reac..

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