Carolyn F Weber
Affiliation: Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Reverse transcription-PCR methods significantly impact richness and composition measures of expressed fungal cellobiohydrolase I genes in soil and litterCarolyn F Weber
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bioscience Division, Mail Stop 888, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
J Microbiol Methods 86:344-50. 2011..Defining the factors underpinning the methodological biases will potentially aid in optimizing the design of gene expression studies in soils and other complex environmental samples...
- Soil fungal cellobiohydrolase I gene (cbhI) composition and expression in a loblolly pine plantation under conditions of elevated atmospheric CO2 and nitrogen fertilizationCarolyn F Weber
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 78:3950-7. 2012..The surveys did not detect differences in richness or phylum-level composition of cbhI-containing, cellulolytic fungi that correlated with elevated CO(2) or N fertilization at the time of sampling...
- Comparative assessment of fungal cellobiohydrolase I richness and composition in cDNA generated using oligo(dT) primers or random hexamersCarolyn F Weber
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Bioscience Division, Mail Stop 888, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
J Microbiol Methods 88:224-8. 2012..However, our overall results indicate that, on average, comparable richness and composition were recovered from soil cDNAs when either priming method was used...
- Responses of soil cellulolytic fungal communities to elevated atmospheric CO₂ are complex and variable across five ecosystemsCarolyn F Weber
Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
Environ Microbiol 13:2778-93. 2011..Collectively, our results document the complexity of cellulolytic fungal communities in multiple terrestrial ecosystems and the variability of their responses to long-term exposure to elevated atmospheric CO(2)...
- Changes in Fungal Community Composition in Response to Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and Nitrogen Fertilization Varies with Soil HorizonCarolyn F Weber
Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM, USA
Front Microbiol 4:78. 2013..These results demonstrated that vertical stratification should be taken into consideration in future efforts to elucidate environmental impacts on fungal communities and their feedbacks on ecosystem processes...