Journal Article

Active microorganisms in forest soils differ from the total community yet are shaped by the same environmental factors: the influence of pH and soil moisture

Karl J. Romanowicz, Zachary B. Freedman, Rima A. Upchurch, William A. Argiroff and Donald R. Zak

Edited by Petr Baldrian

in FEMS Microbiology Ecology

Published on behalf of Federation of European Microbiological Societies

Volume 92, issue 10 Published in print October 2016 | ISSN: 0168-6496
Published online July 2016 | e-ISSN: 1574-6941 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiw149

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Active soil microorganisms (i.e. RNA based) differ from the total community (i.e. DNA based) over the geographical range of northern hardwood forests yet both communities are shaped by the same environmental factors.

Keywords: bacteria; fungi; forest soil; RNA; soil moisture; soil pH

Journal Article.  7068 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Soil Science ; Biotechnology ; Genetics and Genomics ; Microbiology ; Molecular and Cell Biology

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