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Earthworm gut microbial biomes: their importance to soil microorganisms, denitrification, and the terrestrial production of the greenhouse gas N2O

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Drake, Harold L. ; Schramm, Andreas ; Horn, Marcus A.:
Earthworm gut microbial biomes: their importance to soil microorganisms, denitrification, and the terrestrial production of the greenhouse gas N2O.
In: König, Helmut ; Varma, Ajit (Hrsg.): Intestinal Microorganisms of Termites and other Invertebrates. - Berlin : Springer , 2006 . - pp. 65-87 . - (Soil Biology ; 6 )
ISBN 978-3-540-28180-1

Abstract in another language

Earthworms colonize many terrestrial ecosystems. Although it is well established that the numerous species of earthworms contribute significantly to the cycling and physical restructuring of matter in soils and litter, the gut microbial biome of this important invertebrate remains only partially resolved. The main objectives of this chapter are to (a) provide a brief overview of some of the microbial populations and processes that occur in the microbial biome of the earthworm gut and (b) address the potential importance of the in situ conditions of the earthworm gut to microorganisms that have been classically viewed as being members of soil microbial communities. Special emphasis is given to soil denitrifiers that appear to have enhanced activities in the earthworm gut and, thus, contribute to the terrestrial production the greenhouse gas N2O via their in situ activites in the earthworm.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER26892
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Ecological Microbiology
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 05:53
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2016 11:57
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/17406