Linking rhizoplane pH and bacterial density at the microhabitat scale

Dennis, Paul G., Hirsch, Penny R., Smith, Susan J., Taylor, Richard G., Valsami-Jones, Eugenia and Miller, Anthony J. (2009) Linking rhizoplane pH and bacterial density at the microhabitat scale. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 76 1: 101-104. doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2008.09.013

Author Dennis, Paul G.
Hirsch, Penny R.
Smith, Susan J.
Taylor, Richard G.
Valsami-Jones, Eugenia
Miller, Anthony J.
Title Linking rhizoplane pH and bacterial density at the microhabitat scale
Journal name Journal of Microbiological Methods   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-7012
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.mimet.2008.09.013
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 76
Issue 1
Start page 101
End page 104
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject 2404 Microbiology
1312 Molecular Biology
2726 Microbiology (medical)
Abstract Ion-selective microelectrodes and a novel micro-sampling technique were used to investigate the relationship in field soil between Brassica napus rhizoplane pH and bacterial density at a spatial scale approximating a microhabitat. Bacterial densities were observed to increase with decreasing pH, rhizoplane pH measurements varied by up to 1 pH unit over a distance of 1 mm and the mean pH of the rhizoplane at the root base varied by more than 1 pH unit between plants. These findings highlight the appropriateness of investigating the interactions between bacterial communities and their environment at the micro-spatial scale and the utility of the micro-sampling method.
Keyword Bacteria
Ion-selective microelectrodes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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