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Title: The influence of ant biopores (Pheidole sp) on hydrological properties in agricultural environments in the Western Australian wheatbelt
Contributor(s): Lobry De Bruyn, Lisa  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1994
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Abstract: The cloning of lux genes from luminescent marine bacteria into soil microorganisms provides a powerful means of studying the ecology of microbial inocula introduced into soil. This paper demonstrates the use of bioluminescence-marked inocula to study a range of ecological interactions in soil including microbial competition (competition for resources in soil caused reduced light output per cell), bacterial colonisation of the rhizosphere spatially characterised at the population and single cell level by Charge Coupled Device enhanced microscopy) and protozoa/ predation of microbial prey (ciliates selectively grazed bacterial cells with high light output activity). These examples illustrate the unique attributes of bioluminescence in microbial ecology to facilitate more effective manipulation of soil/plant/microbe interactions in farming systems.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Soil Biota - Management in Sustainable Farming Systems., Glenelg, South Australia, 1994
Source of Publication: Soil Biota - Management in Sustainable Farming Systems., p. 63-66
Publisher: CSIRO Australia
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
050302 Land Capability and Soil Degradation
050303 Soil Biology
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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