Gypsum amendment to rice paddy soil stimulated bacteria involved in sulfur cycling but largely preserved the phylogenetic composition of the total bacterial community.

@article{Wrner2016GypsumAT,
  title={Gypsum amendment to rice paddy soil stimulated bacteria involved in sulfur cycling but largely preserved the phylogenetic composition of the total bacterial community.},
  author={Susanne W{\"o}rner and Sarah Zecchin and Jianguo Dan and Nadezhda Hristova Todorova and Alexander Loy and Ralf Conrad and Michael Pester},
  journal={Environmental microbiology reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={413-23}
}
Rice paddies are indispensable for human food supply but emit large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane. Sulfur cycling occurs at high rates in these water-submerged soils and controls methane production, an effect that is increased by sulfate-containing fertilizers or soil amendments. We grew rice plants until their late vegetative phase with and without gypsum (CaSO4 ·2H2 O) amendment and identified responsive bacteria by 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. Gypsum amendment decreased methane… CONTINUE READING
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