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Biochar effects on soil biota – A review
Soil amendment with biochar is evaluated globally as a means to improve soil fertility and to mitigate climate change. However, the effects of biochar on soil biota have received much less attentionExpand
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Effect of biochar amendment on yield and methane and nitrous oxide emissions from a rice paddy from Tai Lake plain, China.
A field trial was performed to investigate the effect of biochar at rates of 0, 10 and 40 t ha−1 on rice yield and CH4 and N2O emissions with or without N fertilization in a rice paddy from Tai LakeExpand
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Microbial phyllosphere populations are more complex than previously realized
Phyllosphere microbial communities were evaluated on leaves of field-grown plant species by culture-dependent and -independent methods. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) with 16S rDNAExpand
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Agronomic approaches for improving the micronutrient density in edible portions of field crops
Abstract Increased micronutrient density in grain destined for human consumption may alleviate micronutrient deficiencies (Fe, Zn, Cu, and I) in human populations around the world. The review ofExpand
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Soil and plant specific effects on bacterial community composition in the rhizosphere
Eubacterial community structures in the plant rhizosphere were examined with respect to plant species, soil type, and root zone location. Three plant species (chickpea, rape and Sudan grass) wereExpand
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Secondary plant metabolites in phytoremediation and biotransformation.
For millennia, secondary plant metabolites have antagonized microorganisms, insects and humans alike, ultimately generating a complex and dynamic mixture of facultative and obligate interactions fromExpand
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Development of specific rhizosphere bacterial communities in relation to plant species, nutrition and soil type
Rhizosphere microbial communities are important for plant nutrition and plant health. Using the culture-independent method of PCR-DGGE of 16S rDNA for community analyses, we conducted severalExpand
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Rhizosphere interactions between microorganisms and plants govern iron and phosphorus acquisition along the root axis – model and research methods
Iron and phosphorus availability is low in many soils; hence, microorganisms and plants have evolved mechanisms to acquire these nutrients by altering the chemical conditions that affect theirExpand
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Bacterial Diversity in Tree Canopies of the Atlantic Forest
We found an extraordinary level of bacterial biodiversity in the tree leaf canopy of a tropical Atlantic forest by using culture-independent molecular methods. Our survey suggests that each treeExpand
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