Pathways of nitrogen utilization by soil microorganisms e A review

@inproceedings{Geisseler2010PathwaysON,
  title={Pathways of nitrogen utilization by soil microorganisms e A review},
  author={Daniel Geisseler and William R. Horwath and Rainer Georg Joergensen and Bernard Ludwig},
  year={2010}
}
Microorganisms are able to utilize nitrogen (N) from a wide range of organic and mineral compounds. In this paper, we review the current knowledge about the regulation of the enzyme systems involved in the acquisition of N and propose a conceptual model on the factors affecting the relative importance of organic and mineral N uptake. Most of the N input into soil is in the form of polymers, which first have to be broken down into smaller units by extracellular enzymes. The small organic… CONTINUE READING
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