Phosphorus cycling in wetland soils: the importance of phosphate diesters.

@article{Turner2005PhosphorusCI,
  title={Phosphorus cycling in wetland soils: the importance of phosphate diesters.},
  author={Benjamin L Turner and Susan S Newman},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={1921-9}
}
Productivity in P limited peatlands is regulated in part by the turnover of organic phosphates, which is influenced by the chemical nature of the compounds involved. We used solution 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to quantify organic and inorganic phosphates in benthic floc (a mixture of plant detritus and algae) and underlying soil from sites along P gradients in hard water and soft water areas of the northern Florida Everglades, USA. Phosphorus-enriched sites were dominated… CONTINUE READING