Journal article

Organic Carbon Amendments Affect the Chemodiversity of Soil Dissolved Organic Matter and Its Associations with Soil Microbial Communities

Xiao-Ming Li, Qing-Lin Chen, Chen He, Quan Shi, Song-Can Chen, Brian J Reid, Yong-Guan Zhu, Guo-Xin Sun

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2019

Abstract

The "4 per mil" initiative recognizes the pivotal role of soil in carbon resequestration. The need for evidence to substantiate the influence of agricultural practices on chemical nature of soil carbon and microbial biodiversity has become a priority. However, owing to the molecular complexity of soil dissolved organic matter (DOM), specific linkages to microbial biodiversity have eluded researchers. Here, we characterized the chemodiversity of soil DOM, assessed the variation of soil bacterial community composition (BCC), and identified specific linkages between DOM traits and BCC. Sustained organic carbon amendment significantly ( P < 0.05) increased total organic matter reservoirs, result..

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Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by State Key Program of Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Dr. Hong-Yi Li, at Zhejiang University, for his assistance with R analysis and Professor John Colin Murrell, at the University of East Anglia, for review and helpful comments on the manuscript. This research was financially supported by National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFD0800303), the State Key Program of Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41430858) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41571130062).