Coexisting bacterial populations responsible for multiphasic mineralization kinetics in soil.

@article{Schmidt1990CoexistingBP,
  title={Coexisting bacterial populations responsible for multiphasic mineralization kinetics in soil.},
  author={Steven W. Schmidt and M. J. Gier},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={56 9},
  pages={2692-7}
}
Experiments were conducted to study populations of indigenous microorganisms capable of mineralizing 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) in two soils. Previous kinetic analyses indicated the presence of two coexisting populations of DNP-mineralizing microorganisms in a forest soil (soil 1). Studies in which eucaryotic and procaryotic inhibitors were added to this soil indicated that both populations were bacterial. Most-probable-number counts with media containing different concentrations of DNP indicated… CONTINUE READING