Influence of maize root mucilage on soil aggregate stability

@article{Morel2006InfluenceOM,
  title={Influence of maize root mucilage on soil aggregate stability},
  author={Jean-louis Morel and Leila Habib and Sylvain Plantureux and Armand Guckert},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2006},
  volume={136},
  pages={111-119}
}
This study was undertaken to determine the effects of root exudates on soil aggregate stability. Root mucilage was collected from two-month old maize plants (Zea mays L.) Mucilage and glucose solutions were added at a rate of 2.45 g C kg−1 dry soil to silty clay and silt loam soils. Amended soils, placed in serum flasks, were incubated for 42 d with a drying-wetting cycle after 21 d. Evolved CO2 was measured periodically as well as the water-stable aggregates and soluble sugar and… 
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