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Impact of Land Use Intensity on the Species Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Agroecosystems of Central Europe
The increased land use intensity was correlated with a decrease in AMF species richness and with a preferential selection of species that colonized roots slowly but formed spores rapidly. Expand
Soil type and land use intensity determine the composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities
Land use intensity and soil type strongly affected AMF community composition as well as the presence and prevalence of many AM fungi, and future work should examine how the differences in AMF species compositions affect important ecosystem processes in different soils. Expand
Impact of long-term conventional and organic farming on the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
The findings show that some AMF species present in natural ecosystems are maintained under organic farming but severely depressed under conventional Farming, indicating a potentially severe loss of ecosystem function under conventional farming. Expand
Communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in arable soils are not necessarily low in diversity
Data show that the diversity of AMF is not always low in arable soils, and suggests that low‐input agriculture involving crop rotation may provide better conditions to preserve AMF diversity, by preventing the selection for the few AMF taxa tolerating high nutrient levels. Expand
Community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi at different soil depths in extensively and intensively managed agroecosystems.
Investigation of soil profiles of extensively and intensively managed agroecosystems indicates that the AMF communities in deep soil layers are surprisingly diverse and different from the topsoil, and should be included in studies to get a complete picture of AMF diversity. Expand
Kinetics of microbial phosphorus uptake in cultivated soils
Abstract. Knowledge about the role of microorganisms in P cycling at conditions of constant soil respiration rates and constant size of microbially bound P is lacking. To study the kinetics ofExpand
Organic Phosphorus Mineralization Studies Using Isotopic Dilution Techniques
Soil organic P (P o ) mineralization is an important process in P cycling. No accurate method for its quantification is available because any mineralized inorganic P (P l ) may be rapidly sorbed ontoExpand
Distinct sporulation dynamics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities from different agroecosystems in long-term microcosms.
Investigating sporulation dynamics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities from agroecosystems differing in land use intensity in long-term experimental microcosms concluded that the arable land under organic farming produced the highest AMF species richness, even higher than the grasslands. Expand
Phosphorus budget and phosphorus availability in soils under organic and conventional farming
The aim of this work was to assess to which extent organic farming practices would affect the accumulation of total and available phosphorus (P) in a cropped soil in comparison to conventionalExpand