Effects of Water Stress, Organic Amendment and Mycorrhizal Inoculation on Soil Microbial Community Structure and Activity During the Establishment of Two Heavy Metal-Tolerant Native Plant Species

@article{Fernndez2011EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of Water Stress, Organic Amendment and Mycorrhizal Inoculation on Soil Microbial Community Structure and Activity During the Establishment of Two Heavy Metal-Tolerant Native Plant Species},
  author={Diego A. Fern{\'a}ndez and Antonio Rold{\'a}n and Rosario Azc{\'o}n and Fuensanta Caravaca and Erland B{\aa}{\aa}th},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={63},
  pages={794-803}
}
Our aim was to examine the effect of water stress on plant growth and development of two native plant species (Tetraclinis articulata and Crithmum maritimum) and on microbial community composition and activity in the rhizosphere soil, following the addition of an organic amendment, namely sugar beet residue (SBR), and/or the inoculation with an arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungus, namely Glomus mosseae, in a non-sterile heavy metal-polluted soil. The AM inoculation did not have any significant… CONTINUE READING