Biochar influences the microbial community structure during manure composting with agricultural wastes.

@article{Jindo2012BiocharIT,
  title={Biochar influences the microbial community structure during manure composting with agricultural wastes.},
  author={Keiji Jindo and Miguel Angel S{\'a}nchez-Monedero and T. Hernandez and Carlos L{\'o}pez Garc{\'i}a and Toru Furukawa and Kazuhiro Matsumoto and Tomonori Sonoki and Felipe Bastida},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2012},
  volume={416},
  pages={476-81}
}
The influence of biochar derived from a hardwood tree (Quercus serrate Murray) on the dynamics of the microbial community during the composting of poultry manure (PM) and cow manure (CM) was evaluated by phospholipid fatty acid analysis (PLFAs). Changes in the PLFA patterns were related to key composting properties (C/N ratio, temperature, and bulk density) as the major drivers of the dynamics of the microbial community. At the beginning of the process, the fungal biomass was significantly… CONTINUE READING