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Exogenous calcium is able to maintain photosynthesis level under low night temperature (LNT) stress. Nevertheless, the mechanism for supplementary calcium to mitigate photosynthesis barriers under LNT has not been as clear as expected so far. This study mainly...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Soil Science","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26834v1
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Semi-selective enrichment, followed by PCR screening, resulted in the successful direct isolation of fast-growing Rhizobia from a dryland agricultural soil. Over 50% of these isolates belong to the genus Neorhizobium, as concluded from partial rpoB and near-complete...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26724v1
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Random forest and similar Machine Learning techniques are already used to generate spatial predictions, but spatial location of points (geography) is often ignored in the modeling process. Spatial auto-correlation, especially if still existent in the cross-validation...

["Biogeography","Soil Science","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26693v1
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Background: Glomalin-related soil protein (GRSP) and soil organic carbon (SOC) contribute to the formation and stability of soil aggregates, but the mechanism by which global atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition changes soil aggregate stability when it alters the...

["Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26649v1
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Azo dyes are one of the largest classes of synthetic dyes being used in textile industries. It has been reported that 15-50 % of these dyes find their way into wastewater that is often used for irrigation purpose in developing countries. Although the effect of...

["Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26557v1
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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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