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Tropical Soil Bacterial Communities in Malaysia: pH Dominates in the Equatorial Tropics Too
The dominant factors controlling soil bacterial community variation within the tropics are poorly known. We sampled soils across a range of land use types—primary (unlogged) and logged forests andExpand
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pH dominates variation in tropical soil archaeal diversity and community structure.
Little is known of the factors influencing soil archaeal community diversity and composition in the tropics. We sampled soils across a range of forest and nonforest environments in the equatorialExpand
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Soil pH and biome are both key determinants of soil archaeal community structure
Abstract The mechanisms underlying community composition and diversity of soil archaea are poorly understood. We compared both total archaea and ammonia oxidizing archaea (AOA) using 16S rRNA andExpand
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Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used for traditional maternal healthcare in Katsina state, Nigeria
Abstract Women in Katsina State, Nigeria have been using medicinal plants to cure various ailments associated with maternal health since time immemorial; however the use of such plants was neverExpand
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Rainforest Conversion to Rubber Plantation May Not Result in Lower Soil Diversity of Bacteria, Fungi, and Nematodes
Large areas of rainforest in Asia have been converted to plantations, with uncertain effects on soil biodiversity. Using standard metagenetic methods, we compared the soil biota of bacteria, fungi,Expand
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Distinctive Phyllosphere Bacterial Communities in Tropical Trees
Recent work has suggested that in temperate and subtropical trees, leaf surface bacterial communities are distinctive to each individual tree species and dominated by Alpha- and Gammaproteobacteria.Expand
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Distinctive Bacterial Communities in the Rhizoplane of Four Tropical Tree Species
It is known that the microbial community of the rhizosphere is not only influenced by factors such as root exudates, phenology, and nutrient uptake but also by the plant species. However, studies ofExpand
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New diprenylated dihyrochalcones from leaves of Artocarpus elasticus
Abstract Two new diprenylated dihydrochalcones, elastichalcone A 1 and elastichalcone B 2 and three known compounds were isolated from the leaves of Artocarpus elasticus. Their structures wereExpand
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Nutritional and biochemical properties of Malaysian okra variety
The nutritional and biochemical contents of Malaysian okra fruits and leaves were studied by analysing the nutritional contents in the fruits and leaves such as protein, carbohydrate, moisture, oil,Expand
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Variation in mycorrhizal specificity for in vitro symbiotic seed germination of Grammatophyllum speciosum Blume
Grammatophyllum seeds are minute and lack endosperm. As with their other orchids counterpart, the seeds are dependent on mycorrhizal fungi for seed germination in nature. The ability to uptakeExpand
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