Articles | Volume 12, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 12, 5537–5546, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5537-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 5537–5546, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5537-2015

Research article 29 Sep 2015

Research article | 29 Sep 2015

Responses of soil microbial communities and enzyme activities to nitrogen and phosphorus additions in Chinese fir plantations of subtropical China

W. Y. Dong et al.

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We examined how N and P addition influenced soil microbial community composition and enzyme activities in subtropical China. The results showed that C and N cycling enzymes were more sensitive to nutrient additions than P cycling enzymes and Gram-positive bacteria were most closely related to soil nutrient cycling enzymes. Combined additions of N and P fertilizer are recommended to promote soil fertility and microbial activity in this kind of plantation.
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