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The microbial biomass in soil



The microbial biomass in soil



Ecological interactions in soil: plants, microbes and animals: 123-125



The topics discussed are the use of the chloroform-fumigation method for measuring the amount of microbial biomass in the soil, the extent of the microbial biomass and its importance as a reservoir for plant nutrients, methods for measuring biomass N, P and S and the flux of these nutrients through the biomass, the effect of a change in management practices, and the ATP contents and AEC (adenylate energy charge) and their significance in the soil.

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