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Title (Primary) Uncoupling of microbial community structure and function in decomposing litter across beech forest ecosystems in Central Europe
Author Purahong, W.; Schloter, M.; Pecyna, M.J.; Kapturska, D.; Däumlich, V.; Mital, S.; Buscot, F.; Hofrichter, M.; Gutknecht, J.L.M.; Krüger, D.;
Journal Scientific Reports
Year 2014
Department BOOEK; iDiv;
Volume 4
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T11;
UFZ wide themes RU1
Abstract The widespread paradigm in ecology that community structure determines function has recently been challenged by the high complexity of microbial communities. Here, we investigate the patterns of and connections between microbial community structure and microbially-mediated ecological function across different forest management practices and temporal changes in leaf litter across beech forest ecosystems in Central Europe. Our results clearly indicate distinct pattern of microbial community structure in response to forest management and time. However, those patterns were not reflected when potential enzymatic activities of microbes were measured. We postulate that in our forest ecosystems, a disconnect between microbial community structure and function may be present due to differences between the drivers of microbial growth and those of microbial function.
ID 15489
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=15489
Purahong, W., Schloter, M., Pecyna, M.J., Kapturska, D., Däumlich, V., Mital, S., Buscot, F., Hofrichter, M., Gutknecht, J.L.M., Krüger, D. (2014):
Uncoupling of microbial community structure and function in decomposing litter across beech forest ecosystems in Central Europe
Sci. Rep. 4 , art. 7014