The bacterial and fungal communities in the nests of the ant Formica exsecta
Biotic and abiotic characteristics shape the microbial communities in the soil environment. These characteristics vary both spatially and temporally, depending on variations in temperature, water availability and plant coverage, which on a larger scale are driven by topography, soil type, land use, vegetation and the ruling climate. In a sub-arctic climate, the seasonal fluctuations in t...
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