Journal article

Insights on the effects of ZnO nanoparticle exposure on soil heterotrophic respiration as revealed by soil microbial communities and activities

Hao Jiang, Baoshan Yang, Hui Wang, Qinglin Chen, Xinlei Cao, Yongchao Gao, Chunhui Zhao, Kexin Yin

JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2021

Abstract

Purpose: The information on the effects of ZnONPs on soil biological processes and the resulting changes of ecosystem function is limited in wheat straw return agricultural soil. This study investigated the effects of ZnONPs on soil heterotrophic respiration and biochemical properties in wheat straw return farmland soil. Materials and methods: An 84-day microcosm incubation experiment was implemented after the exposure of different doses of ZnONPs (0, 100, and 500 mg kg−1 dry soil) in a greenhouse under the temperature of 25 ± 3 °C. Soil heterotrophic respiration and soil enzyme activities were detected. Microbial community composition and diversity were analyzed by Illumina MiSeq platform. ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41877424; 31870606), the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (ZR2018MD002; ZR2017MD022), and the joint funds of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1806217). Thanks to Dr. Edward C. Mignot, of Shandong University, for linguistic advice.