Regulation of extracellular protease activity in soil in response to different sources and concentrations of nitrogen and carbon.

@inproceedings{Geisseler2008RegulationOE,
  title={Regulation of extracellular protease activity in soil in response to different sources and concentrations of nitrogen and carbon.},
  author={Daniel Josef Geisseler and William R. Horwath},
  year={2008}
}
A large proportion of the nitrogen (N) in soil is in the form of proteinaceous material. Its breakdown requires the activity of extracellular proteases and other decomposing enzymes. The goal of our study was to better understand how carbon (C) and N availability affect soil protease activity. Several aerobic incubations were carried out with ammonium (NH4 þ) and proteins as N sources and cellulose as the main C source. A strong increase in protease activity was observed when proteins were… CONTINUE READING
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