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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Effects of flue gas desulfurization gypsum by-products on microbial biomass and community structure in alkaline-saline soils

Li, Ming; Jiang, Lili; Sun, Zhaojun; Wang, Jinzhi; Rui, Yichao; Zhong, Lei; Wang, Yanfen; Kardol, Paul


Our results demonstrate that addition of FGDB leads to significant changes in soil physicochemical and microbial parameters. As such, addition of FGDB can have large impacts on the functioning of soil ecosystems, such as carbon and nitrogen cycling processes.


Ecological restoration; FGDB; Microbial community composition; Phospholipid fatty acids (PLFA); Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (real-time qPCR)

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Journal of Soils and Sediments
2012, Volume: 12, number: 7, pages: 1040-1053

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