PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 5, Pe98420 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098420 View full text
Zongzhuan Shen, Dongsheng Wang, Yunze Ruan, Chao Xue, Jian Zhang, Rong Li, Qirong Shen

Abstract: Our previous work demonstrated that application of a bio-organic fertilizer (BIO) to a banana mono-culture orchard with serious Fusarium wilt disease effectively decreased the number of soil Fusarium sp. and controlled the soil-borne disease. Because bacteria are an abundant and diverse group of soil organisms that responds to soil health, deep 16 S rRNA pyrosequencing was employed to characterize the composition of the bacterial community to investigate how it responded to BIO or the application of other comm…

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