In Situ Hydrogen and Nitrous Oxide as Indicators of Concomitant Fermentation and Denitrification in the Alimentary Canal of the Earthworm Lumbricus terrestris

@article{Wst2009InSH,
  title={In Situ Hydrogen and Nitrous Oxide as Indicators of Concomitant Fermentation and Denitrification in the Alimentary Canal of the Earthworm Lumbricus terrestris},
  author={Pia K. W{\"u}st and Marcus A. Horn and Harold L Drake},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={75},
  pages={1852 - 1859}
}
ABSTRACT The earthworm gut is a unique microzone in aerated soils that has been proposed to selectively stimulate ingested soil microorganisms by its in situ conditions, which include anoxia, high water content, a near-neutral pH, and high concentrations of organic compounds. The central objective of this study was to resolve potential links between in situ conditions and anaerobic microbial activities during the gut passage of Lumbricus terrestris. Both H2 and N2O were emitted by living… Expand
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