Journal article

[Responses of Soil Ammonia Oxidizers to Simulated Warming and Increased Precipitation in a Temperate Steppe of Inner Mongolia].

Cui-Jing Zhang, Ju-Pei Shen, Yi-Fei Sun, Jun-Tao Wang, Zhong-Ling Yang, Hong-Yan Han, Li-Mei Zhang, Shi-Qiang Wan, Ji-Zheng He

Huan Jing Ke Xue | Published : 2017

Abstract

Soil ammonia oxidizers, as key players for the ammonia oxidation process in soil N cycling, could respond, adapt, and give feedback to global change. In this research, soil samples were collected from a long-term field experiment with increased precipitation and warming in a temperate steppe of Inner Mongolia. We analyzed the responses of the abundance, diversity, and community structure of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) to warming and increased precipitation using quantitative real-time PCR, terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP), and clone library. The results showed that increased precipitation significantly stimulated soil pH and ..

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