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Title of Research Project
Establishing the link between functional and total bacterial diversity, its response to perturbation and effect upon carbon flux to other tropic levels.

Research workers:

PI

Dr M Bailey IVEM Mansfield Road
Oxford,
OX1 3SR

Tel: 01865 281630
mbj@wpo.nerc.ac.uk
PI Dr I P Thompson IVEM Mansfield Road
Oxford,
OX1 3SR

Tel: 01865 281630
ian.p.thompson@ivem.ac.uk
PI Prof. A G O'Donnell King George VI Building
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
Tel: 0191 222 6920
tony.odonnell@ncl.ac.uk
PDRA Dr Andrew S Whiteley IVEM Mansfield Road
Oxford,
OX1 3SR

Tel: 01865 281630
andrew.s.whiteley@ivem.ac.uk
Student Robert Griffiths   rig@ceh.ac.uk

Abstract
Physiological heterogeneity within bacterial communities partitions the bacterial diversity into functional and redundant compartments. We aim to investigate the functionality and redundancy of bacterial diversity by combining respiration based buoyant density gradient separation of whole cells with well established molecular techniques. The coupling of these methods allows, for the first time, the rigorous analyses of the switch between functional and redundant diversity and how this effect soil nutrient flux and ecosystem function. We will investigate undisturbed bacterial communities and study drought stress as a perturbation to microbial communities within the rhizophere soil ecosystems of Sourhope.

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