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Nutrient Network Collaborative Research

co-PIs Sarah Hobbie and Melanie Mayes

Kravchenko et al. Intra-aggregate Pore Structure Influences Phylogenetic Composition of Bacterial Community in Macroaggregates

It is known that variability in the characteristics of soil physical microenvironments, e.g., locations and characteristics of soil pores, can have a major influence on microorganisms. This study compared the characteristics of intra-aggregate pores and their relationships with bacterial community composition in 4- to 6-mm soil macroaggregates from two contrasting agricultural systems, namely a corn (Zea mays L.)–soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]–wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) rotation (i) with conventional chemical inputs and (ii) without chemical inputs but with legume cover crops.

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