Location: Soil Management and Sugarbeet ResearchTitle: Microbial community composition, diversity, and function
Submitted to: Laboratory Methods for Soil Health Analysis
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/8/2021
Publication Date: 7/9/2021
Citation: Manter, D.K., Moore-Kucera, J., Lehman, R.M., Hamm, A.K. 2021. Microbial community composition, diversity, and function. In: Karlen, D.L., Stott, D.E., Mikha, M.M., editors. Laboratory Methods for Soil Health Analysis. Volume 2. Madison, WI: Soil Science Society of America. p. 289-323. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780891189831.ch13.
Interpretive Summary: n/a
Technical Abstract: Soil health is dependent on abundant, diverse, and active biological communities. Several soil enzymes, phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA), ester-linked fatty acid methyl esters (EL-FAME), and active carbon (POXC) methods have been discussed in this book as indirect methods for quantifying those communities and their contribution to soil health. This chapter presents a single molecular assay of microbial community characteristics that can directly assess the abundance of key taxa associated with various soil functions important in soil health.