And the Composition and Function of Soil Microbial Communities

  title={And the Composition and Function of Soil Microbial Communities},
  author={Donald R. Zak and Kurt S. Pregitzer and Peter S. Curtis and William E. Holmes}
Elevated atmospheric CO2 has the potential to increase the production and alter the chemistry of organic substrates entering soil from plant production, the magnitude of which is constrained by soil-N availability. Because microbial growth in soil is limited by substrate inputs from plant production, we reasoned that changes in the amount and chemistry of these organic substrates could affect the composition of soil microbial communities and the cycling of N in soil. We studied microbial… CONTINUE READING


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