Linking rhizoplane pH and bacterial density at the microhabitat scale

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Linking rhizoplane pH and bacterial density at the microhabitat scale. / Dennis, PG; Hirsch, PR; Smith, SJ; Taylor, RG; Valsami-Jones, Eugenia; Miller, Alexander.

In: Journal of Microbiological Methods, Vol. 76, No. 1, 01.01.2009, p. 101-104.

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title = "Linking rhizoplane pH and bacterial density at the microhabitat scale",
abstract = "Ion-selective microelectrodes and a novel micro-sampling technique were used to investigate the relationship in field soil between Brassica napus rhizoplane pH and bacterial density at a spatial scale approximating a microhabitat. Bacterial densities were observed to increase with decreasing pH, rhizoplane pH measurements varied by up to 1 pH unit over a distance of 1 mm and the mean pH of the rhizoplane at the root base varied by more than 1 pH unit between plants. These findings highlight the appropriateness of investigating the interactions between bacterial communities and their environment at the micro-spatial scale and the utility of the micro-sampling method.",
author = "PG Dennis and PR Hirsch and SJ Smith and RG Taylor and Eugenia Valsami-Jones and Alexander Miller",
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doi = "10.1016/j.mimet.2008.09.013",
language = "English",
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pages = "101--104",
journal = "Journal of Microbiological Methods",
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AU - Miller, Alexander

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AB - Ion-selective microelectrodes and a novel micro-sampling technique were used to investigate the relationship in field soil between Brassica napus rhizoplane pH and bacterial density at a spatial scale approximating a microhabitat. Bacterial densities were observed to increase with decreasing pH, rhizoplane pH measurements varied by up to 1 pH unit over a distance of 1 mm and the mean pH of the rhizoplane at the root base varied by more than 1 pH unit between plants. These findings highlight the appropriateness of investigating the interactions between bacterial communities and their environment at the micro-spatial scale and the utility of the micro-sampling method.

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