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Background. Restoration of degraded forest ecosystem is crucial for regional sustainable development. To protect the country’s fragile and fragmented environment, the Chinese government has initiated an ecological engineering, the Natural Forest Protection Program...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2773v2
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Introduction: Rhizospheres, the most active interfaces between plants and soils, play a central role in a long-term maintenance of the biosphere. The anti-erodibility of soils (AES) regulated by the root exudates is crucial to the stability of the rhizospheres....

["Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2624v2
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Background. Theory predicts strong bottom-up control in detritus-based food webs, yet field experiments with detritus-based terrestrial systems have uncovered contradictory evidence regarding the strength and pervasiveness of bottom-up control processes. Two factors...

["Ecology","Soil Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2722v1
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Press disturbances are stressors that are extended or ongoing relative to the generation times of community members, and, due to their longevity, have the potential to alter communities beyond the possibility of recovery. They also provide key opportunities to...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2446v2
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Plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) can modify plant growth and increase nutrient uptake. This study focuses on additional applications for PGPB in pre-harvest and post-harvest biotechnology.In this study a Bacillus sp. were exposed to urea, cobalt, and iron...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2611v1
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Annually, half of all plant-derived carbon is added to soil where it is microbially respired to CO2. However, understanding of the microbiology of this process is limited because most culture-independent methods cannot link metabolic processes to the organisms...

["Bioinformatics","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2473v1
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We examined diversity and mechanisms of microbial arsenic resistance in Centralia, PA, the site of an underground coal seam fire burning since 1962. From hot soil collected from an active vent, we isolated 25 unique arsenic resistant bacteria spanning six genera....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2451v1
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Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (n-damo) is a recently discovered biological process, which has been arousing global attention because of its potential in minimizing greenhouse gases emissions. In this study, molecular biological techniques and potential...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2421v1
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Strange patterns of white discoloration on leaves as well as unusual outgrowth that resembles arrested generation of new branches on stem were observed on a plant in Singapore. The white discoloration patterns were random in size and shape but radiated from the...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2375v1
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Conventional soil nutrient guidelines are higher than needed to produce high quality turfgrass. Although there have been repeated calls for more turfgrass soil calibration research, it is not practical to conduct conventional soil test calibrations for this global...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2144v1
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Background . Laccases, mostly laccase-like multicopper oxidases (LMCO), are probably the most common ligninolytic enzymes in soil. Although, in recent studies, laccase-encoding genes have been successfully used as molecular markers in order to elucidate the role...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2097v1
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Background: Chinese fir [Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb .) Hook.], is one of the most important native tree species for timber production in southern China. An understanding of overall fast growing stage, stem growth stage and senescence stage cambium transcriptome...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2032v1
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New Zealand has 23 exotic and more than 200 endemic earthworm species. Endemic earthworms disappeared quickly after vegetation clearance and land conversion to agriculture from the early C19th. Environmental changes associated with agronomic practices are believed...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Soil Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2017v1
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Medicinal plants provide an enormous bioresource of potential use in modern medicine and agriculture. Phosphorous deficiency is a major constraint to plant production. Sustainable agriculture could be promoted by harnessing the plant beneficial bacteria particularly...

["Mycology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1903v1
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Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum) is one of the most successful plant colonizers of soils in temperate regions; however, its effects on microbial community structure and activity and nutrient dynamics remain poorly understood. We studied whether colonization of...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1863v1
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