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Understanding the relationship between microbial community structure and function is a major challenge in microbial ecology. Recent work has shown that community weighted mean 16S rRNA gene copies, as a proxy for heterotrophic growth strategy, is a microbial community...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3498v1
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Soils are reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes, but dynamics of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment are largely unknown. Long-term disturbances offer extended opportunities to examine microbiome responses at scales relevant for both ecological and...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3484v1
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Most cropland in the U.S. is characterized by large monocultures, whose productivity is maintained through a strong reliance on costly tillage, external fertilizers, and pesticides ( Schipanski et al., 2016 ) . Despite this, farmers have developed a regenerative...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3464v1
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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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In arable cropping systems, reduced or conservation tillage practices are linked with improved soil quality, C retention and higher microbial biomass, but most long-term studies rarely focus on depths greater than 15 cm nor allow comparison of microbial community...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3288v1
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Background. The Procrustean residual vector (or PAM, an acronym for the alternative equivalent term Procrustean association metric) derived from Procrustes analysis can be seen as the univariate form of relationship between two or more data tables, which provides...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3272v1
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Dredger-fill silt has been used in the port of Tianjin, China to reclaim land; however, the dredger-fill silt has no soil ecological function. Translating the silt into soil rapidly and accelerating the soil-forming process are key to solving the ecological problems...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3214v2
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The forest ecosystem is the main component of terrestrial ecosystems. The global climate and the functions and processes of soil microbes in the ecosystem are all influenced by litter decomposition. The effects of litter decomposition on the abundance of soil microorganisms...

["Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3161v1
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Arsenic (As), a toxic element, has impacted life since early Earth. Thus, microorganisms have evolved many As resistance and tolerance mechanisms to improve their survival outcomes given As exposure. We isolated As resistant bacteria from Centralia, PA, the site...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2451v2
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Structure and diversity of microbial communities are an important research topic in biology, since microbes play essential roles in the ecology of various environments. Different DNA isolation protocols can lead to data bias and can affect results of next-generation...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3073v1
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Population genetic analyses of the invasive pantropical earthworm P. corethrurus populations will contribute significantly to better understand the ecology and especially the reproductive system of this species. Using 34 polymorphic ISSR markers the genetic diversity...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3024v1
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We determined the environmental requirements leading to germination by three common species found during the summer rainy season in a peri-urban site where construction of a university campus was underway. In particular, we evaluated laboratory responses to low-temperature...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2950v1
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The study of the past, present, and future state and dynamics of the tropical natural forest cover (NFC) might help to better understand the pattern of deforestation and fragmentation as well as the influence of social and natural processes. The obtained information...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2884v1
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Pontoscolex corethrurus (Müller, 1857) plays an important role in soil terrestrial ecosystems and has been widely used as an animal model for a large variety of ecological studies, in particular due to its common presence and generally high abundance in human-disturbed...

["Environmental Sciences","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2847v1
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A greenhouse study was conducted to evaluate the influence of increasing soil fungal-to-bacterial ratios (F:B) on the allocation of plant-photosynthate carbon into the carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) partitions (g) of plant components (root, shoot and fruit), New-Soil...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2841v1
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