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Impacts of Carbon and Flooding on Soil Microbial Communities: Phospholipid Fatty Acid Profiles and Substrate Utilization Patterns
A bstractPhospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) profiles provide a robust measure that can be used to fingerprint the structure of soil microbial communities, and measure their biomass. A replicated fieldExpand
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Determinants of Soil Microbial Communities: Effects of Agricultural Management, Season, and Soil Type on Phospholipid Fatty Acid Profiles
A bstractPhospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) profiles were measured in soils from organic, low-input, and conventional farming systems that are part of the long term Sustainable Agriculture FarmingExpand
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Application of Real-Time PCR To Study Effects of Ammonium on Population Size of Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria in Soil
ABSTRACT Ammonium oxidation by autotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) is a key process in agricultural and natural ecosystems and has a large global impact. In the past, the ecology andExpand
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Long-term effects of mineral fertilizers on soil microorganisms – A review
Abstract Increasing nutrient inputs into terrestrial ecosystems affect not only plant communities but also associated soil microbial communities. Studies carried out in predominantly unmanagedExpand
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Biodegradation of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether by a Bacterial Pure Culture
ABSTRACT A bacterial strain, PM1, which is able to utilize methyltert-butyl ether (MTBE) as its sole carbon and energy source, was isolated from a mixed microbial consortium in a compost biofilterExpand
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Changes in Soil Chemical Properties Resulting from Organic and Low-Input Farming Practices
levels in the organic system indicate that animal manures did not increase salinity. Overall, our findings indicate that organic and lowSoil chemical properties during the transition fromExpand
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Nitrate removal, communities of denitrifiers and adverse effects in different carbon substrates for use in denitrification beds.
Denitrification beds are containers filled with wood by-products that serve as a carbon and energy source to denitrifiers, which reduce nitrate (NO(3)(-)) from point source discharges intoExpand
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On-Farm Assessment of Soil Quality in California ’ s Central Valley
Program, 1990; Mitchell et al., 1999). Mitchell et al. (1999) also reported a perceived decline in soil quality The high-value, large-scale crop production systems in the San among producers. As aExpand
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Substrate interactions in BTEX and MTBE mixtures by an MTBE-degrading isolate.
Groundwater contaminant plumes from recent accidental gasoline releases often contain the fuel oxygenate MTBE (methyl tert-butyl ether) together with BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, o-xylene,Expand
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Analysis of phospholipid fatty acids (PLFA) to characterize microbial communities in aquifers
Abstract This paper reviews published applications of lipid-based biochemical techniques for characterizing microbial communities in aquifers and other deep subsurface habitats. These techniques,Expand
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