Plant Pigments in Woodland Soils

  title={Plant Pigments in Woodland Soils},
  author={Jon Sanger},
  • Jon Sanger
  • Published 2008
Low concentratiops of carotenoids and chlorophyll derivatives are present in the organic matter of surface horizons of woodland soils. Before leaf fall chlorophyll breaks down more rapidly than carotenoids, while the reverse is true in soils. Pigment concentrations in the organic matter of sediments from productive lakes are usually much higher than concentrations in the litter and humus layers of woodland soils. This suggests that the contribution of woodland litter and humus to the organic… CONTINUE READING