The effect of oxygen concentration on the decomposition of organic materials in soil

@article{Greenwood2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of oxygen concentration on the decomposition of organic materials in soil},
  author={Duncan J. Greenwood},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={360-376}
}
Summary1. Techniques are described for relating the oxygen concentrations in the soil water on the surfaces of micro-organisms to their metabolizing activities.2. Studies were made on the decomposition of organic materials in water-saturated crumbs (mean radius 1.55 × 10−1 cm) of a loam soil.3. Respiration of water-saturated crumbs was not inhibited unless the oxygen concentration was less than about 10−6M. Evidence was obtained that above a similar low oxygen concentration there was no… 
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