122 Symposium--Advanced Techniques for Assessing and Interpreting Microbial Community Function: I

Oral Session
S03 Soil Biology & Biochemistry Advanced molecular techniques exist to determine microbial communities in different environments, such as PCR, (T)RFLP, FAME, PLFA and DGGE. However, these determinative microbial techniques typically lack correlation with functional or environmental parameters, and are therefore subjective. The symposium will explore the application and interpretation of these techniques to explore the spatial, environmental and temporal influences on microbial community function.


Soil Chemistry, Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Soil & Water Management & Conservation, Z03 Canadian Society of Soil Science
Monday, October 17, 2011: 8:00 AM-12:05 PM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 212A

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Robert Michitsch , Jean McLain , Aga Razvi , Les Werner and Brian Sloss
Robert Michitsch and Jean McLain
8:30 AM
Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Interpreting Molecular Profiles of Microbial Communities.
David Crowley, University of California-Riverside; Marcio R. Lambais, University of Sao Paulo, ESALQ; Eder C. dos Santos, University of Sao Paulo, ESALQ; Eduardo Dutra de Armas, University of Sao Paulo, ESALQ
9:30 AM
Soil Dynamics In a Changing World: Some Microbial Mysteries to Explore.
Henry Janzen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre; Edward Gregorich, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Roberta Helgason, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
9:50 AM
10:05 AM
Investigation of the Relative Contributions of Bacteria and Archaea to Soil Nitrification.
Peter Bottomley, Oregon State University; Anne E. Taylor, Department of Crop and Soil Science; Lydia Zeglin, Oregon State University; David Myrold, Oregon State University
11:00 AM
11:25 AM
Multiple-Scale Distribution and Function of Soil Microorganisms.
Ellen Kandeler, University of Hohenheim; Sven Marhan, University of Hohenheim; Doreen Berner, University of Hohenheim; Daniel Keil, University of Hohenheim; Holger Pagel, University of Hohenheim; Thilo Streck, University of Hohenheim; Laurent Philippot, INRA-Université de Bourgogne; Fabrice Martin-Laurent, INRA-Université de Bourgogne; Christian Poll, University of Hohenheim
11:55 AM
12:05 PM