Soil pH is equally important as salinity in shaping bacterial communities in saline soils under halophytic vegetation

@inproceedings{Zhao2018SoilPI,
  title={Soil pH is equally important as salinity in shaping bacterial communities in saline soils under halophytic vegetation},
  author={Shuai Zhao and Jun-Jie Liu and Samiran Banerjee and Na Zhou and Zhen-yong Zhao and Ke Zhang and Chang-yan Tian},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2018}
}
While saline soils account for 6.5% of the total land area globally, it comprises about 70% of the area in northwestern China. Microbiota in these saline soils are particularly important because they are critical to maintaining ecosystem services. However, little is known about the microbial diversity and community composition in saline soils. To investigate the distribution patterns and edaphic determinants of bacterial communities in saline soils, we collected soil samples across the… CONTINUE READING

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