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cultivation of bacteria in the phylum Acidobacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:586-96.
Xue, K., L. Wu, Y. Deng, Z. He, J. V. Nostrand, G. P. Robertson, T. M. Schmidt, and J. Zhou. 2013. Functional gene differences in soil microbial communities from conventional, low-input and organic farmlands. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79:1284-1292.
Jangid, K., M. A. Williams, A. J. Franzluebbers, T. M. Schmidt, D. C. Coleman, and W.B. Whitman. 2011. Land-use history has a stronger impact on soil microbial community composition than above ground vegetation and soil properties. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43:2184-2193.
KBS 89, a bacterial strain from the phylum Acidobacteria that was isolated from KBS LTER soils. Acidobacteria are one of the most abundant groups of bacteria in soils from agricultural and forested sites.
Michigan State University Center for Advanced Microscopy
The rate of methane consumption by soils at the KBS LTER is related to the diversity of methane oxidizing bacteria present. Methane consumption is lowest in sites managed for row-crop agriculture (red triangles), and increases in early successional sites (brown squares), managed grasslands (blue diamonds), and both successional (orange triangles) and deciduous forests (green circles).
Levine, Teal, Robertson and Schmidt (2011) ISME Journal.