Journal article

Dynamics of sulfate reduction and sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in anaerobic paddy soil amended with rice straw

Ji-Zheng He, Xin-Zhan Liu, Yong Zheng, Ju-Pei Shen, Li-Mei Zhang

Biology and Fertility of Soils | SPRINGER | Published : 2010


Incorporation of rice straw to soil is a common agricultural practice in rice cultivation. In anaerobic paddy soil, the complete mineralization of organic matter to CH₄ and CO₂ is accomplished by the sequential reduction of nitrate, ferric iron, sulfate, and methanogenesis. In order to estimate the temporal changes of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes (SRP) as decomposers of organic matters, the effects of rice straw amendment on the dynamics of sulfate reduction and SRP were investigated by combining the monitoring of CH₄, sulfate, and organic acids with molecular tools such as soil DNA extraction, real-time PCR, cloning, sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis. The incorporation of rice straw int..

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Awarded by Natural Science Foundation of China

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (KZCX1-YW-0603, KZCX2-YW-408), the Ministry of Science and Technology (2005CB121105), and the Natural Science Foundation of China (40701087, 40871129).