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|Title: ||Interconnectivity of habitats in soil: combining X-ray micro tomography and thin sectioning to reveal fungal-soil structure interactions|
|Authors: ||Otten, Wilfred|
Young, Iain M.
Grinev, Dmitri M.
|Affiliation: ||University of Abertay Dundee. Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics Centre|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Type: ||Conference Paper|
|Rights: ||Published version (c)IOBC/WPRS|
|Citation: ||Otten, W., et al. 2009. Interconnectivity of habitats in soil: combining X-ray micro tomography and thin sectioning to reveal fungal-soil structure interactions. In: C. Steinberg, et al., eds. Multitrophic interactions in soil, Proceedings of the meeting at Dijon (France), 24-27 June, 2007. IOBC/wprs Bulletin. 42: pp.131-134|
|Abstract: ||The extreme heterogeneity and interconnectivity of the 3-dimensional pore space
within soil makes it a unique habitat for the diverse microbial population and has a pivotal role in
microbial interactions. Manipulation and quantification of the 3-dimensional pore space and the
spatial distribution of micro-organisms is therefore essential if we are to fully understand
microbial interactions. Here we pack soil microcosms at different bulk-densities to manipulate
soil structure and use x-ray micro tomography and soil thin sections to analyse the effect on the
connectivity of the pore volume and on fungal exploration.|
|Appears in Collections:||SIMBIOS Collection|
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