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Determination of the impact of continuous defoliation of Lolium perenne and Trifolium repens on bacterial and fungal community structure in rhizosphere soil

Clayton, Stephen; Clegg, C D; Murray, P J; Gregory, Patricia


To determine the effects of defoliation on microbial community structure, rhizosphere soil samples were taken pre-, and post-defoliation from the root tip and mature root regions of Trifolium repens L. and Lolium perenne L. Microbial DNA isolated from samples was used to generate polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis molecular profiles of bacterial and fungal communities. Bacterial plate counts were also obtained. Neither plant species nor defoliation affected the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Biology and Fertility of Soils
DOI: 10.1007/s00374-004-0811-x


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