Nitrogen addition shifts the microbial community in the rhizosphere of Pinus tabuliformis in Northwestern China

@inproceedings{Lv2017NitrogenAS,
  title={Nitrogen addition shifts the microbial community in the rhizosphere of Pinus tabuliformis in Northwestern China},
  author={Fenglian Lv and Sha Xue and Guoliang Wang and Chao Zhang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition profoundly alters the soil microbial communities and will thus affect nutrient cycles. The effects of N availability on microbial community, however, are not clear. We used PLFA analysis to evaluate the effects of a gradient of N addition (0, 2.8, 5.6, 11.2, and 22.4 g N m-2 y-1) for three years on the rhizospheric microbial community of Pinus tabuliformis seedlings. The main factors influencing the community were quantified using structural equation… CONTINUE READING