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Spatial distribution of bacterial communities and their relationships with the micro-architecture of soil.
Biological soil thin-sections and a combination of image analysis and geostatistical tools were used to conduct a detailed investigation into the distribution of bacteria in soil and theirExpand
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Tillage, habitat space and function of soil microbes
This review examines the effect of tillage on microbial habitat space, and the roles of microbes in influencing N-transformation processes within a heterogeneous soil environment. Literature relatingExpand
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Interactions between soil structure and fungi
The spatial organisation of soils is crucially important in affecting belowground function, and the associated delivery of ecosystem services. Fungi constitute an important part of the soil biomass.Expand
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Predicting relapse to substance abuse as a function of personality dimensions.
The goal of the present study was to determine whether personality traits are related to return to heavy drinking or drug use following treatment for substance abuse. Personality characteristics ofExpand
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Spatial structure in soil chemical and microbiological properties in an upland grassland.
We characterised the spatial structure of soil microbial communities in an unimproved grazed upland grassland in the Scottish Borders. A range of soil chemical parameters, cultivable microbes,Expand
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The plate debate: cultivable communities have no utility in contemporary environmental microbial ecology.
  • K. Ritz
  • Biology, Medicine
  • FEMS microbiology ecology
  • 1 June 2007
Contention: ‘Community-scale characterizations based on cultivable microbes are so unrepresentative that they have no utility in contemporary environmental microbial ecology’ . Microbes are, byExpand
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The Development of Fungal Networks in Complex Environments
Fungi are of fundamental importance in terrestrial ecosystems playing important roles in decomposition, nutrient cycling, plant symbiosis and pathogenesis, and have significant potential in severalExpand
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Functional consequences of nutrient translocation in mycelial fungi.
Fungi are of fundamental importance for plant and microbial nutrition with primary roles in decomposition and nutrient recycling. They also have great potential for use in areas of biotechnology suchExpand
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Growth and function of fungal mycelia in heterogeneous environments
As decomposer organisms, pathogens, plant symbionts and nutrient cyclers, fungi are of fundamental importance in the terrestrial environment. Moreover, in addition to their well-known applications inExpand
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