Composition and diversity of nifH genes of nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria associated with boreal forest feather mosses.

  title={Composition and diversity of nifH genes of nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria associated with boreal forest feather mosses.},
  author={Karolina Ininbergs and Guillaume Bay and Ulla Rasmussen and David A Wardle and Marie-Charlotte Nilsson},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  volume={192 2},
Recent studies have revealed that nitrogen fixation by cyanobacteria living in association with feather mosses is a major input of nitrogen to boreal forests. We characterized the community composition and diversity of cyanobacterial nifH phylotypes associated with each of two feather moss species (Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens) on each of 30 lake islands varying in ecosystem properties in northern Sweden. Nitrogen fixation was measured using acetylene reduction, and nifH… CONTINUE READING


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