Elevated carbon dioxide alters the structure of soil microbial communities

Ye Deng, Zhili He, Meiying Xu, Yujia Qin, Joy D. Van Nostrand, Liyou Wu, Bruce A. Roe, Graham Wiley, Sarah E. Hobbie, Peter B. Reich, Jizhong Zhoua

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Pyrosequencing analysis of 16S rRNA genes was used to examine impacts of elevated CO2 (eCO2) on soil microbial communities from 12 replicates each from ambient CO2 (aCO2) and eCO2 settings. The results suggest that the soil microbial community composition and structure significantly altered under conditions of eCO2, which was closely associated with soil and plant properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2991-2995
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 2012


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