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- Huang, Qiwei, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2016 v.216 pp. 116-124
- cluster analysis; community structure; correlation; field experimentation; genes; growing season; habitats; multivariate analysis; nitrogen cycle; nitrogen fertilizers; nitrogen fixation; nitrogen-fixing bacteria; organic fertilizers; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; restriction fragment length polymorphism; ribosomal RNA; soil depth; soil organic carbon; soil sampling; temporal variation; topsoil; wheat
- ... Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is an initial process of the nitrogen cycle (Cleveland et al., 1999) by the specialized microorganisms known as diazotroph. However, little information is available concerning the dynamic changes of diazotrophic communities in surface and subsoil layers. In this study, five representative season soil samples were collected from surface (0–20cm) and subsoil (20–40 ...