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Liu, W., Zhang, Y. L., Jiang, S. S., Deng, Y., Christie, P., Murray, P. J., Li, X. L. and Zhang, J. L. 2016. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in soil and roots respond differently to phosphorus inputs in an intensively managed calcareous agricultural soil. Scientific Reports. 6, p. 24902.
|Authors||Liu, W., Zhang, Y. L., Jiang, S. S., Deng, Y., Christie, P., Murray, P. J., Li, X. L. and Zhang, J. L.|
Understanding the diversity and community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) is important for potentially optimizing their role in mining phosphorus (P) in agricultural ecosystems. Here, we conduct a comprehensive study to investigate the vertical distribution of AMF in a calcareous field and their temporal structure in maize-roots with fertilizer P application over a three-year period. The results showed that soil available-P response to P fertilization but maize yields did not. Phosphorus fertilization had no-significant effect on richness of AMF except at greater soil-depths. High P-supply reduced root colonization while optimum-P tended to increase colonization and fungal richness on all sampling occasions. Crop phenology might override P-supply in determining the community composition of active root inhabiting fungi. Significant differences in the community structure of soil AMF were observed between the controls and P treatments in surface soil and the community shift was attributable mainly to available-P, N/P and pH. Vertical distribution was related mainly to soil electrical conductivity and Na content. Our results indicate that the structure of AMF community assemblages is correlated with P fertilization, soil depth and crop phenology. Importantly, phosphorus management must be integrated with other agricultural-practices to ensure the sustainability of agricultural production in salinized soils.
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Journal citation||6, p. 24902|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1038/srep24902|
|Open access||Published as ‘gold’ (paid) open access|
|Funder||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council|
|Funder project or code||Soils for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment|
|Online||22 Apr 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||06 Apr 2016|
|Nature Publishing Group|
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