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Research Article

Disturbance Promotes Non-Indigenous Bacterial Invasion in Soil Microcosms: Analysis of the Roles of Resource Availability and Community Structure

  • Manqiang Liu,

    Affiliations: Soil Ecology Lab, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China, Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen K, Denmark

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  • Lisa Bjørnlund,

    Affiliation: Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen K, Denmark

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  • Regin Rønn,

    Affiliation: Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen K, Denmark

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  • Søren Christensen,

    Affiliation: Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen K, Denmark

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  • Flemming Ekelund mail

    fekelund@bio.ku.dk

    Affiliation: Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen K, Denmark

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  • Published: October 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045306

About the Authors

Manqiang Liu
Soil Ecology Lab, College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Manqiang Liu, Lisa Bjørnlund, Regin Rønn, Søren Christensen, Flemming Ekelund
Terrestrial Ecology Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen K, Denmark

Corresponding Author

Email: fekelund@bio.ku.dk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ML LB RR SC FE. Performed the experiments: ML LB RR SC FE. Analyzed the data: ML LB RR SC FE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ML LB RR SC FE. Wrote the paper: ML LB RR SC FE.