Ecological Archives E096-014-A4

Daniel C. Schlatter, Matthew G. Bakker, James M. Bradeen, and Linda L. Kinkel. 2015. Plant community richness and microbial interactions structure bacterial communities in soil. Ecology 96:134142.

Appendix D. Nonmetric multidimensional scaling of bacterial communities.


Fig. D1. NMDS of bacterial community similarity (ThetaYC; R=0.88, stress=0.19). Different symbols represent different plant host species (square=Ss, triangle=Lp, circle=Lc, diamond=Ag) and different colors reflect plant richness treatments (Black=1 spp, Blue= 4 spp, Red= 8 spp, Green=16 spp). Environmental factors and community characteristics that were significantly correlated with NMDS axes were fitted to vectors along the direction of correlation. The length of the line representing each vector reflects the strength of the correlation (Appendix E).

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