Microbial transformations of some particulate pollution deposits in soils — A source of plant-available nitrogen and sulphur

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Atmospheric pollution deposits, largely consisting of soot, were removed from sycamore leaves growing downwind of a coking plant, and added to soil. Increases in plant available S-ions (S2O3 2−; S4O6 2− and SO4 2−) and N (NH4 + and NO3 −) occurred due to the action of soil microorganisms on the deposits. Although the detrimental effects of air pollution on… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02374662

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