Responses of soil bacterial and fungal communities to extreme desiccation and rewetting

Abstract

The microbial response to summer desiccation reflects adaptation strategies, setting the stage for a large rainfall-induced soil CO2 pulse upon rewetting, an important component of the ecosystem carbon budget. In three California annual grasslands, the present (DNA-based) and potentially active (RNA-based) soil bacterial and fungal communities were tracked… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.104

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