A comparison of phospholipid and chloroform fumigation analyses for biomass in soil: potentials and limitations

@inproceedings{Petersen1991ACO,
  title={A comparison of phospholipid and chloroform fumigation analyses for biomass in soil: potentials and limitations},
  author={S O Petersen and Kaj Henriksen and Thomas Henry Blackburn and Gary M. King},
  year={1991}
}
A sensitive method for estimating living biomass, based on a direct extraction of phospholipids, was applied to soil. The variation between replicate soil samples was generally below 10%. Recovery from soil was qualitative. Estimates of biomass from the phospholipid assay were not correlated with estimates from the chloroform fumigation-incubation method (CFIM). In non-fumigated soil a significant reduction (25–57%) of biomass, as determined from phospholipid analysis, was observed during the… CONTINUE READING

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