Journal of Microbiological Methods, September 2016, Vol.128, pp.66-68
In an inter-laboratory trial, gaseous (“CFE”) and liquid fumigation (“Resin”) based methods for measuring microbial phosphorus (P ) were compared, based on the analysis of soil samples from five forests, which differ in their P stocks. Both methods reliably detected the same P gradient in the different soils. However, when the individual recovery rates of spiked P were taken into account, the “CFE” based methods consistently generated higher P values (factor 2) compared to the “Resin” based approaches.
Microbial Phosphorus ; Microbial Biomass ; Gaseous Fumigation ; Liquid Fumigation ; Forest Soils ; Biology
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