Journal article

Rare microbial taxa as the major drivers of ecosystem multifunctionality in long-term fertilized soils

QL Chen, J Ding, D Zhu, HW Hu, M Delgado-Baquerizo, YB Ma, JZ He, YG Zhu

Soil Biology and Biochemistry | Elsevier Ltd | Published : 2020

Abstract

© 2019 Soil microbial communities play an essential role in driving multiple functions (i.e., multifunctionality) that are central to the global biogeochemical cycles. Long-term fertilization has been reported to reduce the soil microbial diversity, however, the impact of fertilization on multifunctionality and its relationship with soil microbial diversity remains poorly understood. We used amplicon sequencing and high-throughput quantitative-PCR array to characterize the microbial community compositions and 70 functional genes in a long-term experimental field station with multiple inorganic and organic fertilization treatments. Compared with inorganic fertilization, the application of org..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key R&D Program of China


Awarded by National Key Research and Development Plan of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFE0107300), the National Key Research and Development Plan of China (2017YFE0107300, 2016YFD0800205) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41571130063).