Nitrogen availability decreases prokaryotic diversity in sandy soils

  title={Nitrogen availability decreases prokaryotic diversity in sandy soils},
  author={Silke Ruppel and Vigdis Lid Torsvik and Frida Lise Daae and Lise \Ovre{\aa}s and J{\"o}rg R{\"u}hlmann},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
In this study, the interrelation between nitrogen availability and prokaryotic diversity are studied using a well-characterised system from a long-term field experiment on a loamy sandy soil. The prokaryotic potential functional diversity and community composition were assessed using community-level physiological profiling (CLPP), and their phylogenetic diversity was analysed using polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) in combination with sequencing… CONTINUE READING