Soil Fungal:Bacterial Ratios Are Linked to Altered Carbon Cycling

@article{Malik2016SoilFR,
  title={Soil Fungal:Bacterial Ratios Are Linked to Altered Carbon Cycling},
  author={Ashish A. Malik and S. Chowdhury and V. Schlager and Anna E. Oliver and J. Puissant and P. G. M. V{\'a}zquez and N. Jehmlich and M. von Bergen and R. Griffiths and G. Gleixner},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={7}
}
Despite several lines of observational evidence, there is a lack of consensus on whether higher fungal:bacterial (F:B) ratios directly cause higher soil carbon (C) storage. We employed RNA sequencing, protein profiling and isotope tracer techniques to evaluate whether differing F:B ratios are associated with differences in C storage. A mesocosm 13C labeled foliar litter decomposition experiment was performed in two soils that were similar in their physico-chemical properties but differed in… Expand
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