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Disentangling mechanisms that mediate the balance between stochastic and deterministic processes in microbial succession
Significance Across ecology, and particularly within microbial ecology, there is limited understanding of the mechanisms governing the relative influences of stochastic and deterministic processes.Expand
Microbial diversity determines the invasion of soil by a bacterial pathogen
Natural ecosystems show variable resistance to invasion by alien species, and this resistance can relate to the species diversity in the system. In soil, microorganisms are key components thatExpand
Multivariate Analyses of Burkholderia Species in Soil: Effect of Crop and Land Use History
ABSTRACT The assessment of Burkholderia diversity in agricultural areas is important considering the potential use of this genus for agronomic and environmental applications. Therefore, the aim ofExpand
Comparative Analysis of Bacterial Communities in a Potato Field as Determined by Pyrosequencing
Background Plants selectively attract particular soil microorganisms, in particular consumers of root-excreted compounds. It is unclear to what extent cultivar type and/or growth stage affect thisExpand
Where less may be more: how the rare biosphere pulls ecosystems strings
Rare species are increasingly recognized as crucial, yet vulnerable components of Earth’s ecosystems. This is also true for microbial communities, which are typically composed of a high number ofExpand
Dynamics of bacterial community succession in a salt marsh chronosequence: evidences for temporal niche partitioning
The mechanisms underlying community assembly and promoting temporal succession are often overlooked in microbial ecology. Here, we studied an undisturbed salt marsh chronosequence, spanning over aExpand
Effects of Plant Genotype and Growth Stage on the Betaproteobacterial Communities Associated with Different Potato Cultivars in Two Fields
ABSTRACT Bacterial communities in the rhizosphere are dynamic and susceptible to changes in plant conditions. Among the bacteria, the betaproteobacteria play key roles in nutrient cycling and plantExpand
Effects of agronomical measures on the microbial diversity of soils as related to the suppression of soil-borne plant pathogens
The diversity of soil microbial communities can be key to the capacity of soils tosuppress soil-borne plant diseases. As agricultural practice, as well as directedagronomical measures, are known toExpand
Community niche predicts the functioning of denitrifying bacterial assemblages.
Predicting biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning requires adequate evaluation of the mechanisms explaining why more diverse systems could perform better than less diverse ones. In thisExpand
Resource pulses can alleviate the biodiversity-invasion relationship in soil microbial communities.
The roles of species richness, resource use, and resource availability are central to many hypotheses explaining the diversity-invasion phenomenon but are generally not investigated together. Here,Expand