Functional shifts in unvegetated, perhumid, recently-deglaciated soils do not correlate with shifts in soil bacterial community composition

@article{Sattin2009FunctionalSI,
  title={Functional shifts in unvegetated, perhumid, recently-deglaciated soils do not correlate with shifts in soil bacterial community composition},
  author={Sarah R. Sattin and Cory C Cleveland and Eran Hood and Sasha C. Reed and Andrew J King and Steven W. Schmidt and Michael Scott Robeson and Nataly L Ascarrunz and Diana R. Nemergut},
  journal={The Journal of Microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={47},
  pages={673-681}
}
Past work in recently deglaciated soils demonstrates that microbial communities undergo shifts prior to plant colonization. To date, most studies have focused on relatively ‘long’ chronosequences with the ability to sample plant-free sites over at least 50 years of development. However, some recently deglaciated soils feature rapid plant colonization and questions remain about the relative rate of change in the microbial community in the unvegetated soils of these chronosequences. Thus, we… CONTINUE READING