Unexpected results in Chernozem soil respiration while measuring the effect of a bio-fertilizer on soil microbial activity

Gabriela Bautista, Bence Mátyás, Isabel Carpio, Richard Vilches, Karina Pazmino

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Abstract

© 2017 Bautista G et al. The number of studies investigating the effect of bio-fertilizers is increasing because of their importance in sustainable agriculture and environmental quality. In our experiments, we measured the effect of different fertilizers on soil respiration. In the present study, we were looking for the cause of unexpected changes in CO2 values while examining Chernozem soil samples. We concluded that CO2 oxidizing microbes or methanotrophs may be present in the soil that periodically consume CO2. This is unusual for a sample taken from the upper layer of well-ventilated Chernozem soil with optimal moisture content.
Translated title of the contributionResultados inesperados en la respiración del suelo de Chernozem mientras se mide el efecto de un biofertilizante en la actividad microbiana del suelo.
Original languageEnglish
JournalF1000Research
Volume2017
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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