Actinobacterial community structure in soils receiving long-term organic and inorganic amendments

Zhe Piao, Linzhang Yang, Liping Zhao, Shixue Yin

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The impact of long-term organic and inorganic amendments on the actinobacterial community in soils was studied. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis patterns based on the V3 region of 16S rRNA suggested that there was no significant difference between the communities occurring in the different amendments. However, analysis of the clone libraries of the actinobacterial communities by the use of multiple statistical approaches showed that these communities were significantly different from each other. Results showed that long-term organic and inorganic soil amendments did not significantly alter the overall phylogenetic diversity of the actinobacterial communities but did significantly change the community structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-530
Number of pages5
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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