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      Soil microbial communities and enzyme activities in sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) plantation at different ages

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          The aim of this study was to assess the impact of forest age and season on the soil microbial community and enzyme activities in sea-buckthorn plantation system and to determine the relative contributions to soil microbial properties. Soil sampling was carried out in the dry season (April) and wet season (September) in four areas, including: abandoned farmland (NH), an 8-year- old plantation (young plantation, 8Y), a 13-year-old plantation (middle-aged plantation, 13Y), and an 18-year-old plantation (mature plantation, 18Y). The results showed that forest age and season have a significant effect on soil microbial community structure and enzyme activities. The total, bacterial, fungal, Gram-negative (G +), and Gram-positive (G -) PLFAs increased gradually with forest age, with the highest values detected in 18Y. All the detected enzyme activities showed the trend as a consequence of forest age. The microbial PLFAs and soil enzyme activities were higher in the wet season than the dry season. However, there were no significant interactions between forest age and season. A Correlation analysis suggested that soil microbial communities and enzyme activities were significantly and positively correlated with pH, total nitrogen (TN) and available phosphorus (AP). Season had a stronger influence on soil microbial communities than forest age. In general, sea-buckthorn plantations establishment might be a potential tool for maintaining and increasing soil fertility in arid and semi-arid regions.

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                Public Library of Science (San Francisco, CA USA )
                1932-6203
                11 January 2018
                2018
                : 13
                : 1
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Department of Forestry, College of Forestry, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China
                [2 ] Key Comprehensive Laboratory of Forestry, Shaanxi Province, Yangling, China
                RMIT University, AUSTRALIA
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                Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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                PONE-D-17-18324
                10.1371/journal.pone.0190959
                5764322
                29324845
                © 2018 Yang et al

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Funded by: Ph.D. programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China
                Award ID: 20120204120043
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                Funded by: Projected supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China
                Award ID: 31670629
                Award Recipient :
                Funded by: China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (CN)
                Award ID: 2016M600822
                Award Recipient :
                Funded by: Tang Scholar Program of Northwest A&F University
                Award Recipient :
                Funded by: Young Teacher Culture Programs of College of Forestry of Northwest A&F University
                Award ID: Z111021602
                Award Recipient :
                Ph.D. programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China (20120204120043, http://www.moe.gov.cn/), Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31670629, http://www.nsfc.gov.cn/), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2016M600822, http://www.chinapostdoctor.org.cn/WebSite/program/Default.aspx), Tang Scholar Program of Northwest A&F University ( http://edf.nwafu.edu.cn/index.do), and Young Teacher Culture Programs of College of Forestry of Northwest A&F University (Z111021602, http://cf.nwafu.edu.cn/) to XY. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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