Microbial metabolic activity in soil as measured by dehydrogenase determinations.

  title={Microbial metabolic activity in soil as measured by dehydrogenase determinations.},
  author={L. E. Casida},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={34 6},
  • L. E. Casida
  • Published 1977 in Applied and environmental microbiology
The dehydrogenase technique for measuring the metabolic activity of microorganisms in soil was modified to use a 6-h, 37 degrees C incubation with either glucose of yeast extract as the electron-donating substrate. The rate of formazan production remained constant during this time interval, and cellular multiplication apparently did not occur. The technique was used to follow changes in the overall metabolic activities of microorganisms in soil undergoing incubation with a limiting… CONTINUE READING

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