Adenosine triphosphate of the soil microbial biomass

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Oades, J. M. and Jenkinson, D. S. 1979. Adenosine triphosphate of the soil microbial biomass. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 11 (2), pp. 201-204.

AuthorsOades, J. M. and Jenkinson, D. S.

In a heterogeneous group of 11 soils there was a linear relationship (r = 0.98) between ATP content and biomass C content, as measured by the fumigation technique. Biomass can be calculated from the ATP content using the relationship Biomass C in soil = 120 (ATP content of soil).

When a soil was fumigated and then incubated for 10 days, both biomass C and ATP fell to about one-fifth their initial values. Both biomass C and ATP increased in a soil incubated for 10 days with glucose, the relative increase in ATP being slightly greater than that in biomass.

Year of Publication1979
JournalSoil Biology and Biochemistry
Journal citation11 (2), pp. 201-204
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online12 Nov 2002
Publication process dates
Accepted18 Jul 1978
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