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Influencing Factors and Consequences: The Effect of Root System on Microbial Community Dynamics under Soil Warming  

Francis Burke
Soil Molecular Biology, BioSci Publisher, Richmond, BC, V7A 4Z5, Canada
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Molecular Soil Biology, 2024, Vol. 15, No. 2   
Received: 24 Feb., 2024    Accepted: 26 Mar., 2024    Published: 05 Apr., 2024
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The paper titled "Soil warming increases the number of growing bacterial taxa but not their growth rates" was published in the journal Science Advances on February 23, 2024, by authors Metze D., Schnecker J., de Charlan C.L.N., Bhattarai B., Verbruggen E., Ostonen I., Janssens I.A., Sigurdsson B.D., Hausmann B., Kaiser C., and Richter A., are from institutions such as the Center for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science at the University of Vienna, Austria, the Clinical Microbiology Department of the Experimental Medicine Department at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Larsenburg, Austria. The study investigated the effects of long-term soil warming on soil bacterial and archaeal communities in subarctic meadows through field experiments and quantitative stable isotope probe (qSIP) technology. The study found that although soil warming led to more bacterial species participating in growth, it did not significantly increase their average growth rate. This study provides new insights into the response mechanisms of soil microorganisms in the context of global warming.

Soil warming; Growing bacterial taxa; Growth rates

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