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Dr. LI Wai Chin - Study of Microbial Communities in As-/Cd-contaminated Paddy Fields in Four Metal Mining Areas in Guangdong Province, China
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Dr. LI Wai Chin

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1)To investigate the microbial and geochemical characteristics of paddy soils in three metal mines in Guangdong Province, China; 2)To evaluate the impacts of As and Cd contamination on the biomass, abundance, and activity of the microbial community as well as its diversity and composition in the rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soils of rice grown in As-/Cd-contaminated paddy fields; and 3)To elucidate the effects of As and Cd on soil community level physiological profiles as an indicator for microbial community function.