Fungi in century old managed soils could hold key to the development of soil water repellency

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Young, I. M., Feeney, D. S., O’Donnell, A. G. and Goulding, K. W. T. 2012. Fungi in century old managed soils could hold key to the development of soil water repellency. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 45, pp. 125-127.

AuthorsYoung, I. M., Feeney, D. S., O’Donnell, A. G. and Goulding, K. W. T.
Abstract

We examined the impact of fungi, using the biomarkers glomalin and ergosterol, on the influence of water repellency on 15 land management treatments, sourced from century old managed arable and grassland sites. We observed strong and significant positive correlations between each of the biomarkers and water repellency. Our results suggest a generic relation between fungi and water repellency.

KeywordsStability; Water repellency; Fungal biomass; Glomalin Related Soil Protein (GRSP); ergosterol; Land Management; Soil Structure
Year of Publication2012
JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
Journal citation45, pp. 125-127
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.10.007
Open accessPublished as non-open access
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0038-0717

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