Publications by authors named "George A Kowalchuk"

75 Publications

A global overview of the trophic structure within microbiomes across ecosystems.

Environ Int 2021 Feb 20;151:106438. Epub 2021 Feb 20.

Laboratory of Nematology, Wageningen University & Research, 6700 ES Wageningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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February 2021

Biocontrol Traits Correlate With Resistance to Predation by Protists in Soil Pseudomonads.

Front Microbiol 2020 15;11:614194. Epub 2020 Dec 15.

Ecology and Biodiversity Group, Institute of Environmental Biology, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.

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December 2020

Root exudates drive soil-microbe-nutrient feedbacks in response to plant growth.

Plant Cell Environ 2021 Feb 22;44(2):613-628. Epub 2020 Nov 22.

Jiangsu Provincial Key Lab for Organic Solid Waste Utilization, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center for Solid Organic Wastes, Educational Ministry Engineering Center of Resource-saving fertilizers, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China.

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February 2021

Towards meaningful scales in ecosystem microbiome research.

Environ Microbiol 2021 Jan 21;23(1):1-4. Epub 2020 Oct 21.

Department of Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, The Netherlands.

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January 2021

Bio-organic fertilizers stimulate indigenous soil Pseudomonas populations to enhance plant disease suppression.

Microbiome 2020 09 22;8(1):137. Epub 2020 Sep 22.

Ecology and Biodiversity Group, Department of Biology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584, Utrecht, CH, Netherlands.

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September 2020

Targeted plant hologenome editing for plant trait enhancement.

New Phytol 2021 01 7;229(2):1067-1077. Epub 2020 Sep 7.

Jiangsu Provincial Key Lab for Organic Solid Waste Utilization, National Engineering Research Center for Organic-based Fertilizers, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center for Solid Organic Waste Resource Utilization, Nanjing Agricultural University, Weigang 1, Nanjing, 210095, China.

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January 2021

Rhizosphere microbiome functional diversity and pathogen invasion resistance build up during plant development.

Environ Microbiol 2020 12 24;22(12):5005-5018. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Jiangsu Provincial Key Lab for Organic Solid Waste Utilization, Key Lab of Plant Immunity, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center for Solid Organic Waste Resource Utilization, National Engineering Research Center for Organic-based Fertilizers, Nanjing Agricultural University, Weigang 1, Nanjing, 210095, People's Republic of China.

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December 2020

Rhizosphere protists are key determinants of plant health.

Microbiome 2020 03 3;8(1):27. Epub 2020 Mar 3.

Jiangsu Provincial Key Lab of Solid Organic Waste Utilization, Key Lab of Plant Immunity, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Solid Organic Wastes, Educational Ministry Engineering Center of Resource-saving fertilizers, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, 210095, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.

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March 2020

Initial soil microbiome composition and functioning predetermine future plant health.

Sci Adv 2019 09 25;5(9):eaaw0759. Epub 2019 Sep 25.

Jiangsu Provincial Key Lab for Organic Solid Waste Utilization, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center for Solid Organic Waste Resource Utilization, National Engineering Research Center for Organic-based Fertilizers, Nanjing Agricultural University, Weigang 1, Nanjing, 210095, P.R. China.

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September 2019

Root-associated microorganisms reprogram plant life history along the growth-stress resistance tradeoff.

ISME J 2019 12 11;13(12):3093-3101. Epub 2019 Sep 11.

Ecology and Biodiversity Group, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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December 2019

Optimization of plant hormonal balance by microorganisms prevents plant heavy metal accumulation.

J Hazard Mater 2019 11 17;379:120787. Epub 2019 Jun 17.

Ecology and Biodiversity, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CH Utrecht, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

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November 2019

Resource stoichiometry shapes community invasion resistance via productivity-mediated species identity effects.

Proc Biol Sci 2018 Dec;285(1893):20182035

1 Jiangsu Provincial Key Lab of Solid Organic Waste Utilization, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Solid Organic Wastes, Educational Ministry Engineering Center of Resource-Saving Fertilizers, Nanjing Agricultural University , Nanjing 210095 , Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.

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December 2018

Alternative transient states and slow plant community responses after changed flooding regimes.

Glob Chang Biol 2019 Jan 14. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Landscape Ecology Group, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

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January 2019

Modulation of Litter Decomposition by the Soil Microbial Food Web Under Influence of Land Use Change.

Front Microbiol 2018 26;9:2860. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands.

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November 2018

Local Functioning, Landscape Structuring: Drivers of Soil Microbial Community Structure and Function in Peatlands.

Front Microbiol 2018 3;9:2060. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Department of Aquatic Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands.

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September 2018

Root exudates drive the soil-borne legacy of aboveground pathogen infection.

Microbiome 2018 09 12;6(1):156. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

Jiangsu Provincial Key Lab for Organic Solid Waste Utilization; National Engineering Research Center for Organic-based Fertilizers; Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center for Solid Organic Waste Resource Utilization, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, 210095, China.

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September 2018

Silver Toxicity Thresholds for Multiple Soil Microbial Biomarkers.

Environ Sci Technol 2018 08 16;52(15):8745-8755. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Future Industries Institute , University of South Australia , Mawson Lakes 5095 , Australia.

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August 2018

Microbial modulation of plant ethylene signaling: ecological and evolutionary consequences.

Microbiome 2018 03 21;6(1):52. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Ecology and Biodiversity, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CH, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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March 2018

Soil protist communities form a dynamic hub in the soil microbiome.

ISME J 2018 02 13;12(2):634-638. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

Department of Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands Institute for Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, Netherlands.

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February 2018

ISMEJ turns 10: tracking rapid progress in microbial ecology.

ISME J 2017 05;11(5):1059-1060

Utrecht University, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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May 2017

Compositional Stability of the Bacterial Community in a Climate-Sensitive Sub-Arctic Peatland.

Front Microbiol 2017 7;8:317. Epub 2017 Mar 7.

Department of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdam, Netherlands; Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden UniversityLeiden, Netherlands.

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March 2017

Resource availability modulates biodiversity-invasion relationships by altering competitive interactions.

Environ Microbiol 2017 08 20;19(8):2984-2991. Epub 2017 Mar 20.

Jiangsu Provincial Key Lab for Organic Solid Waste Utilization, National Engineering Research Center for Organic-based Fertilizers, Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center for Solid Organic Waste Resource Utilization, Nanjing Agricultural University, 210095, Nanjing, People's Republic of China.

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August 2017

The Ecology of Acidobacteria: Moving beyond Genes and Genomes.

Front Microbiol 2016 31;7:744. Epub 2016 May 31.

Department of Microbial Ecology, The Netherlands Institute of Ecology - Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen Wageningen, Netherlands.

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June 2016

Early colonizers of unoccupied habitats represent a minority of the soil bacterial community.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol 2015 May 15;91(5). Epub 2015 Mar 15.

Department of Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), 6708 PB Wageningen, the Netherlands Department of Ecological Science, Free University of Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, 3584 CH Utrecht, the Netherlands

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May 2015

Soil-borne microbial functional structure across different land uses.

ScientificWorldJournal 2014 10;2014:216071. Epub 2014 Aug 10.

Department of Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands ; Institute of Biology, Leiden University, 2311 EZ Leiden, The Netherlands.

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May 2015

Impact of matric potential and pore size distribution on growth dynamics of filamentous and non-filamentous soil bacteria.

PLoS One 2013 31;8(12):e83661. Epub 2013 Dec 31.

Department of Microbial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, the Netherlands ; Department of Ecological Science, Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands ; Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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September 2014