Citric acid enhances the mobilization of organic phosphorus in subtropical and tropical forest soils

@article{Wei2010CitricAE,
  title={Citric acid enhances the mobilization of organic phosphorus in subtropical and tropical forest soils},
  author={Lili Wei and Chengrong R. Chen and Zhihong Xu},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2010},
  volume={46},
  pages={765-769}
}
Low-molecular-weight organic acids are considered to be effective in the release of inorganic phosphorus (P) but their effectiveness to mobilize organic P is not well understood. The aim of this study was to examine the role of three common organic acids (maleic, oxalic, and citric acids) in mobilizing organic P in forest soils. Soil samples tested in this study were collected from either native or plantation forests in subtropical and tropical Australia with 16–87% of soil total P being in… CONTINUE READING