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Abstract In order to assess the diversity of culturable Burkholderia populations in rhizosphere and bulk soil and to evaluate how different agricultural management regimes and land use history affect this diversity, four treatments were evaluated: permanent grassland; grassland converted into maize monoculture; arable land and arable land converted into grassland. Burkholderia isolates obtained on PCAT medium were grouped in 47 clusters using 16S ribosomal RNA gene based PCR-DGGE combined with BOX genomi [KEYWORDS: Burkholderia ; Agricultural management ; Land use history ; Diversity ; Species abundance model]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-673
JournalSoil Biology & Biochemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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