Microbiological Changes in Freshly Moistened Soil

@article{Griffiths1961MicrobiologicalCI,
  title={Microbiological Changes in Freshly Moistened Soil},
  author={Ezer Griffiths and H F Birch},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1961},
  volume={189},
  pages={424-424}
}
IT is well known that when a dried soil is moistened there is a burst of respiratory activity. Drying, in some way, renders a part of the soil organic matter soluble and it has been considered that the decomposition of this fraction by micro-organisms partly accounts for the high respiration-rates recorded. The composition of this soluble material has not been fully determined, but it has been shown to contain appreciable amounts of several amino-acids1. In these circumstances the development… CONTINUE READING