The soil was a sandy loam with 53% sand, 32% silt, and 15% clay. giganteus growth is most rapid in spring and early summer, although maximum height is not reached until September or October (Christian et al., 2008).
Soil samples were collected on 6th October 2010, and 21st June, 9th August and 10th October 2011, in order to capture AMF community development over a complete growing season, and to allow comparison of late growth stage communities across 2 years.
The majority of microbial biogeographical studies analyze spatial or temporal scaling alone, with few considering both together (Matsuda and Hijii, 1998; Courty et al., 2008; Pereira e Silva et al., 2012). V., Sjostedt, J., Ekstam, B., Casini, M., Lundin, D., Hugerth, L. Bio Rxiv doi: 10.1101/039883 Cross Ref Full Text | Google Scholar Magurran, A.
However, since microbial communities are known to display great temporal and spatial variation (Bell, 2010; Barnes et al., 2016), these variables should be considered together, and the relative effects of each elucidated. Disentangling seasonal bacterioplankton population dynamics by high-frequency sampling.
This approach has proved to be a useful tool to understand ecological principles shaping communities of macro-organisms (Pärtel et al., 2001; Unterseher et al., 2011b; Supp et al., 2015) but has only infrequently been implemented in analyses of microbial communities (Ulrich and Zalewski, 2006; Unterseher et al., 2011a; Rogers et al., 2013; Lindh et al., 2015). doi: 10.1016/j.femsec.20 Cross Ref Full Text | Google Scholar Lindh, M.
Miscanthus giganteus is a perennial grass that has been widely grown as a bioenergy crop within Europe (Kahle et al., 2001).
In particular, the community was partitioned into core (abundant and persistent taxa) and satellite (taxa with low abundance and persistence) constituents and the drivers of community assembly for each determined.
Plantations remain untilled throughout their lifetime, thus soil communities can develop over several decades, in a soil matrix which remains relatively undisturbed (Christian et al., 2008). Detection of forest stand-level spatial structure in ectomycorrhizal fungal communities.