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Soil Microbiology, Bio-fertility and Bio-organic Fertilizer

Date: 2014-12-16

Soil Microbiology, Bio-fertility and Bio-organic Fertilizer

This research group concentrates on the managements of soil microbial communities and populations, the behavior of beneficial microorganisms with different functions, the interaction mechanisms between plant roots and microorganisms, the bio-synthesis of functional substances in different microorganisms, and the development of biotechnology, bioprocesses and equipments for converting agricultural wastes to value-added organic-based fertilizers.

Selected Publications:

   1. Wang Y., Weng J., Waseem R., Yin X.P., Zhang R.F., Shen Q.R. 2012. Bacillus subtilis genome editing using ssDNA with short homology regions. Nucleic Acids Research, 40(12): e91.
   2. Yu G.H., Wu M.J., Luo Y.H., Ran W., Wang B.R., Zhang J.C., Shen Q.R. 2012. Binding of organic ligands with Al(III) in dissolved organic matter from soil: Implications for soil organic carbon storage. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(1): 6102-6109.

3. Zhu Z., Zhang G., Luo Y., Ran W., Shen Q.R. 2012. Production of lipopeptides by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens XZ-173 in solid state fermentation using soybean flour and rice straw as the substrate. Bioresource Technology, 112: 254-260.

4. Huo Z.H., Zhang N., Xu Z.H., Li S.Q., Zhang Q.X., Qiu M.H., Yong X.Y., Huang Q.W., Zhang R.F., Shen Q.R. 2012. Optimization of the survival and spore formation of Paenibacillus polymyxa SQR-21 during bioorganic fertilizer storage. Bioresource Technology, 108: 190-195.

5. Yu G.H., Tang Z., Xu Y.C., Shen Q.R. 2011. Multiple fluorescence labeling and two dimensional FTIR-13C NMR heterospectral correlation spectroscopy to characterize extracellular polymeric substances in biofilms produced during composting. Environmental Science & Technology, 45: 9224-9231.