Does anthracene affect microbial activities and organic matter decomposition? A comparative study in Pinus halepensis litters from Mediterranean coastal and inland areas.

@article{Qasemian2012DoesAA,
  title={Does anthracene affect microbial activities and organic matter decomposition? A comparative study in Pinus halepensis litters from Mediterranean coastal and inland areas.},
  author={Leila Qasemian and Daniel Guiral and Fabio Ziarelli and Florence Ruaudel and A. M. Farnet},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2012},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={548-55}
}
The widespread concern about pollution caused by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) raises the question of how they affect soil microbial communities which are potentially involved in the transformation of these pollutants. Using microcosms, we describe the effect of anthracene, a model PAH, on microbial communities inhabiting a Pinus halepensis litter from both coastal (COS) and inland (INL) Mediterranean sites. The microcosms were incubated over 3 months (25°C, 60% WHC) and the effects… CONTINUE READING

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