GLBRC095:Phospholipid fatty acids
- Status: active
- Temporal Coverage 2014-08-05 to
- GLBRC095-001 Phospholipid Fatty Acid Microbial Community Profiles from Soil
- Phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) are membrane lipids created by organisms which can be used for microbial community profiling. They can be used as either a fingerprinting method, comparing overall similarities among communities, or to estimate biomass of particular microbial functional groups/guilds. The sum of PLFAs also estimates overall living microbial biomass. Soils were sampled in August in 2008, 2010-2013. In 2008 and 2013, soils were split by depth (0-10, 10-25 cm), while from 2010-2012 they were sampled to a single dept (0-15 cm).