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Effect of Soil Microbiomass and Microbial PLFA on Different Halophyte Communities in the Yellow River Delta

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6 Author(s)
Di Cao ; Coll. of Life Sci., Nankai Univ., Tianjin, China ; Fuchen Shi ; Zhaohua Lu ; Zhigang Yao
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Notice of Retraction

After careful and considered review of the content of this paper by a duly constituted expert committee, this paper has been found to be in violation of IEEE's Publication Principles.

We hereby retract the content of this paper. Reasonable effort should be made to remove all past references to this paper.

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This study focused on the relationship between four halophyte communities (Phragmites australis ,Tamarix chinensis, Suaeda salsa, Aeluropus sinensis) and soil parament and soil microbial in the Yellow River Delta. Effects of plant communities on soil parament and soil micro-biomass and soil microbial community compositions were assessed using soil chemical, chloroform fumigation extraction and Phospholipid fatty acid methods, respectively. Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) profiles provide a robust measure that can be used to fingerprint the structure of soil microbial communities, and measure their biomass. We found that PLFA as well as the SMBC data showed the same tendency of the microbial biomass (r=0.79 ,p=0.031). The amount of SMBC and PLFA were higher on Phragmites australis than on other plant communities. The Multiple regression analysis indicated that soil organism carbon was a dominant factor, and that soil salinity and soil moisture capacity were secondary for soil microbial community composition. These findings demonstrate that biomass and community composition are influenced by different plant communities environmental variables.

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Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, (iCBBE) 2011 5th International Conference on

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10-12 May 2011