Earthworm Effects without Earthworms: Inoculation of Raw Organic Matter with Worm-Worked Substrates Alters Microbial Community Functioning

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Aira, Manuel; Domínguez, Jorge;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 6,issue 1 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3029341, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016354
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology | Microbial Metabolism | Ecosystem Functioning | Terrestrial Environments | Microbiology | Medicine | Ecological Environments | Soil Ecology | Microbial Ecology | Soil Science | Biogeochemistry | Applied Microbiology | Agriculture | Q | R | Ecology | Science | Ecosystems | Ecosystem Engineering

BACKGROUND: Earthworms are key organisms in organic matter decomposition because of the interactions they establish with soil microorganisms. They enhance decomposition rates through the joint action of direct effects (i.e. effects due to direct earthworm activity such ... View more
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