Influence of intercropping and intercropping plus rhizobial inoculation on microbial activity and community composition in rhizosphere of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and Siberian wild rye (Elymus sibiricus L.).

@article{Sun2009InfluenceOI,
  title={Influence of intercropping and intercropping plus rhizobial inoculation on microbial activity and community composition in rhizosphere of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) and Siberian wild rye (Elymus sibiricus L.).},
  author={Yan Mei Sun and Nan Zhang and En Tao Wang and Hong Li Yuan and Jin Shui Yang and Wen Chen},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={62-70}
}
Alfalfa-Siberian wild rye intercropping is the predominant cropping system used to produce forage in China. In this study, the effects of intercropping and intercropping-rhizobial inoculation on soil enzyme activities, microbial biomass and bacterial community composition in the rhizosphere were examined. In both treatments, the yield of alfalfa, microbial biomass and activities of soil urease, invertase and alkaline phosphatase in the alfalfa rhizosphere were markedly increased, whereas there… CONTINUE READING

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