Effects of Zn and P addition on the microbial biomass in a Zn deficient calcareous soil amended with glucose

A 35-day laboratory incubation experiment at 25°C was carried out to investigate the effects of Zn and P addition on microbial biomass C, N, and P in a Zn deficient calcareous soil, sampled at 15–40 cm depth in Central Anatolia, Turkey, amended with glucose. The underlying hypothesis was that P, but also Zn addition leads to a decrease in the microbial… (More)