Dominant plant species shape soil bacterial community in semiarid sandy land of northern China

  title={Dominant plant species shape soil bacterial community in semiarid sandy land of northern China},
  author={Shaokun Wang and Xiaoan Zuo and Xueyong Zhao and Tala Awada and Yongqing Luo and Yuqiang Li and Hao Qu},
  journal={Ecology and Evolution},
  pages={1693 - 1704}
Abstract Plant species affect soil bacterial diversity and compositions. However, little is known about the role of dominant plant species in shaping the soil bacterial community during the restoration of sandy grasslands in Horqin Sandy Land, northern China. We established a mesocosm pots experiment to investigate short‐term responses of soil bacterial diversity and composition, and the related soil properties in degraded soils without vegetation (bare sand as the control, CK) to restoration… 

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