Microbial transformation of dissolved leaf litter organic matter and its effects on selected organic matter operational descriptors.


Changes in selected spectroscopic and chromatographic characteristics of water-soluble organic matter (WSOM) extracted from leaf litter and its ability to bind pyrene were monitored throughout 14 day microbial incubation experiments. To provide additional insight into the microbial transformation of the WSOM, incubation experiments were similarly conducted… (More)