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Responses of soil microbiota and nematodes to application of organic and inorganic fertilizers in grassland columns

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dc.contributor.author Ikoyi, Israel
dc.contributor.author Egeter, Bastian
dc.contributor.author Chaves, Cátia
dc.contributor.author Ahmed, Mohammed
dc.contributor.author Fowler, Andrew C.
dc.contributor.author Schmalenberger, Achim
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-09T14:18:40Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.issn 0178-2762
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8713
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Enhancing the role of the soil microbiota in plant phosphorus (P) and sulfur (S) supply through application of organic fertilizer could reduce dependencies on non-sustainable synthetic fertilizers. To compare the effects of organic/inorganic fertilizers on the soil microbiota, soil columns with Lolium perenne (ryegrass) were set up in a greenhouse and amended with an inorganic fertilizer, cattle slurry (organic), or urea (P- and S-free control). Ryegrass rhizosphere of the slurry treatment had significantly higher abundances of bacterial feeding nematodes, mycorrhizal colonization, cultivable heterotrophic bacteria, phosphonate- and sulfonate-utilizing bacteria, arylsulfatase activity, available P, and Variovorax asfA gene copies compared to the inorganic and urea treatments. Phosphomonoesterase activities, and gene abundances involved in organic P and S transformations (phoD, phoC, Burkholderia, and Polaromonas asfA) were similar in all treatments. Grass dry matter yield and shoot uptake of N, P, and S were significantly higher in the inorganic treatment compared to the urea and slurry treatments. Community compositions differed significantly between the three fertilizer treatments and included the bacterial, alkaline phosphomonoesterase-producing bacterial, fungal, AM fungal, and nematode communities. Bacteriodetes were found in higher relative abundance in the organic treatment, while Acidobacteria were more abundant in the urea and inorganic fertilizer treatments. These community shifts correlated significantly with grass dry matter yield, uptake of N, P, and S, mycorrhizal colonization, enzyme activities, abundances of bacteria, and bacterial feeding nematodes. We concluded that organic fertilization promoted soil microbes and nematodes which have the potential to support sustainable plant growth, provided that the overall nutrient requirements are met. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation 668981 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Biology and Fertility of Soils; 56,pp. 647-662
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject Illumina sequencing en_US
dc.subject Lolium perenne en_US
dc.subject Nematodes en_US
dc.subject Phosphorus en_US
dc.subject Slurry fertilization en_US
dc.subject Sulfur en_US
dc.title Responses of soil microbiota and nematodes to application of organic and inorganic fertilizers in grassland columns en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2020-04-09T14:12:09Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00374-020-01440-5
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 13/1A/1923 en_US
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2021-02-11
dc.embargo.terms 2021-02-11 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2945061
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Biology And Fertility Of Soils
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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