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Changes in the concentration of soil N or its components of the soil may directly affect forestry ecosystem functioning. Thinning of forest stands, a widely used forestry management practice, may transform soil nutrients directly by altering the soil environment,...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26916v1
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We used potassium hydroxide (KOH) to induce rapid soil pH changes and then observed microbial community change over 48 hours in anaerobic conditions before measuring denitrification enzyme activity (DEA). Soil pH was elevated from 4.7 to 6.7, 8.3 or 8.8, straddling...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26903v1
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Proteins and metabolites typically adsorb to bacterial cell surface through a variety of mechanisms such as van der Waals attraction and electrostatic interactions, and forms a layer of nonspecifically adsorbed ions and molecules on the cell surface. Thus, the...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26697v1
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Bacterial cell surface carries an electrical charge due to the myriad functional groups present, as well as assortment of ions and molecules nonspecifically adsorbed to the cell surface. Thus, solution in contact with the bacterial cell surface play a critical...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26626v1
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Research has dealt with coupling of chemical element cycles and feedback in recent years. Sometimes, this biogeochemical coupling is reversed through abiotic or biotic (including man-made) processes. It is then called biogeochemical decoupling and is a disconnection...

["Ecosystem Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26478v1
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Background. Bamboos are typical plants in tropical forests acting as resource for different animals and influencing forest structure and dynamics, but our knowledge about their influence on ecosystem functioning remains in its infancy. Nitrogen (N) is an important...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26458v1
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Among copepods, which are the most abundant animals on Earth, the genus Oithona is described as one of the most important and plays a major role in the marine food chain and biogeochemical cycles, particularly through the excretion of chitin-coated fecal pellets....

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3447v2
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Background. Considerable amounts of calcareous soils exist in China and various management practices are used for improving their productivity; however, no holistic view is currently available of their effects on soil organic carbon (SOC) and soil inorganic carbon...

["Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3435v1
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Denitrification is an important part of the nitrogen cycle and the key step to removal of nitrogen in surface-flow wetlands. Denitrifying bacteria also function in denitrification. In this study, we explored space-time analysis with high-throughput sequencing to...

["Biogeochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2848v1
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