Resilience of soil bacterial community to irrigation with water of different qualities under Mediterranean climate.

@article{Frenk2014ResilienceOS,
  title={Resilience of soil bacterial community to irrigation with water of different qualities under Mediterranean climate.},
  author={Sammy Frenk and Yitzhak Hadar and Dror Minz},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={559-69}
}
Limited freshwater (FW) availability due to climate change and increasing global populations is driving agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions to recycle vast quantities of water for irrigation. However, irrigation with treated wastewater (TWW), which contains dissolved organic matter, salts and microorganisms might alter soil microbial populations, and thus affect soil fertility. We characterized the effects of irrigation with TWW and FW on soil bacterial community composition for three… CONTINUE READING