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Research Article

Long-Term Nitrogen Amendment Alters the Diversity and Assemblage of Soil Bacterial Communities in Tallgrass Prairie

  • Joseph D. Coolon equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Joseph D. Coolon, Kenneth L. Jones

    jcoolon@umich.edu

    Affiliations: Kansas State University, Ecological Genomics Institute, Division of Biology, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Kenneth L. Jones equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Joseph D. Coolon, Kenneth L. Jones

    Affiliations: Kansas State University, Ecological Genomics Institute, Division of Biology, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Timothy C. Todd,

    Affiliations: Kansas State University, Ecological Genomics Institute, Division of Biology, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America, Kansas State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • John M. Blair,

    Affiliation: Kansas State University, Ecological Genomics Institute, Division of Biology, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Michael A. Herman

    Affiliation: Kansas State University, Ecological Genomics Institute, Division of Biology, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Published: June 28, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067884

About the Authors

Joseph D. Coolon, Kenneth L. Jones, Timothy C. Todd, John M. Blair, Michael A. Herman
Kansas State University, Ecological Genomics Institute, Division of Biology, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America
Joseph D. Coolon
University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Kenneth L. Jones
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
Timothy C. Todd
Kansas State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jcoolon@umich.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KLJ MAH. Performed the experiments: KLJ TCT. Analyzed the data: JDC KLJ TCT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KLJ JDC TCT MAH. Wrote the paper: JDC KLJ TCT JMB MAH.