The effect of long-term mercury pollution on the soil microbial community.

@article{Mller2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of long-term mercury pollution on the soil microbial community.},
  author={A. K. M{\"u}ller and Kristine Bakke Westergaard and S\oren Gram Christensen and S\oren J S\orensen},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={
          11-19
        }
}
The effect of long-term exposure to mercury on the soil microbial community was investigated in soil from three different sites along a pollution gradient. The amount of total and bioavailable mercury was negatively correlated to the distance from the center of contamination. The size of the bacterial and protozoan populations was reduced in the most contaminated soil, whereas there was no significant difference in fungal biomass measured as chitinase activity. Based on the number of colony… CONTINUE READING

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