Journal article

Intraspecies variation in a widely distributed tree species regulates the responses of soil microbiome to different temperature regimes

Cui-Jing Zhang, Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, John E Drake, Peter B Reich, Mark G Tjoelker, David T Tissue, Jun-Tao Wang, Ji-Zheng He, Brajesh K Singh



Plant characteristics in different provenances within a single species may vary in response to climate change, which might alter soil microbial communities and ecosystem functions. We conducted a glasshouse experiment and grew seedlings of three provenances (temperate, subtropical and tropical origins) of a tree species (i.e., Eucalyptus tereticornis) at different growth temperatures (18, 21.5, 25, 28.5, 32 and 35.5°C) for 54 days. At the end of the experiment, bacterial and fungal community composition, diversity and abundance were characterized. Measured soil functions included surrogates of microbial respiration, enzyme activities and nutrient cycling. Using Permutation multivariate analy..

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Awarded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme H2020-MSCA-IF under REA

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by internal grants from Global Centre for Land Based Innovation. B.K.S., P.B.R. and M.D.-B. acknowledge funding from Australian Research Council (DP170104634). We gratefully acknowledge the Next-Generation Sequencing Facility at Western Sydney University's Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment for offering Illumina's sequencing technology assistance. M.D-B. acknowledges support from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme H2020-MSCA-IF-2016 under REA grant agreement No. 702057. We would like to thank Kaitao Lai, WSU, for developing the TaxaCloud platform which was used for bioinformatics analyses.