Journal article

Effects of long-term fertilization on the associated microbiota of soil collembolan

Jing Ding, Dong Zhu, Qing-Lin Chen, Fei Zheng, Hong-Tao Wang, Yong-Guan Zhu

SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Soil fauna plays crucial roles in litter decomposition and nutrient cycling and their associated microbiota contributes to nutrient absorption, health, metabolism and immunity. However, only a few studies have focused on the associated microbiota of soil fauna, and the effects of fertilization on the bacterial community assembly of soil fauna are poorly understood. Here we collected specimens of the collembolan Folsomia quadrioculata and the soils they lived in from a long-term fertilization experiment (including urea, sewage sludge and chicken manure). The bacterial communities of the collembolans and soils were investigated using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. A dominant core microbiot..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences


Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China International collaborative project from Ministry of Science and Technology, China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41807032), the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDB15020302 and XDB15020402) and the National Key Research and Development Program of China International collaborative project from Ministry of Science and Technology (Grant No. 2017YFE0107300), China. We thank Mr Simon Bo Lassen for the linguistic modification and three anonymous reviewers for their constructive suggestions.