Soil and plant factors driving the community of soil-borne microorganisms across chronosequences of secondary succession of chalk grasslands with a neutral pH.

@article{Kuramae2011SoilAP,
  title={Soil and plant factors driving the community of soil-borne microorganisms across chronosequences of secondary succession of chalk grasslands with a neutral pH.},
  author={Eiko E Kuramae and Hannes Gamper and Johannes Antonie van Veen and George A Kowalchuk},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={285-94}
}
Although soil pH has been shown to be an important factor driving microbial communities, relatively little is known about the other potentially important factors that shape soil-borne microbial community structure. This study examined plant and microbial communities across a series of neutral pH fields (pH=7.0-7.5) representing a chronosequence of secondary succession after former arable fields were taken out of production. These fields ranged from 17 to >66 years since the time of abandonment… CONTINUE READING