Turnover and isotopic fractionation of carbon from maize leaves as influenced by clay type and content in constructed soil media

Yang, W.J. and Bruun, S. and Rønn, R. and et al, . (2016) Turnover and isotopic fractionation of carbon from maize leaves as influenced by clay type and content in constructed soil media. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 52. pp. 447-454.

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Abstract

Differences between 13C signatures in various types of organic matter and between ecosystems make up a strong tool in ecological studies. However, a thorough interpretation of 13C signatures requires sufficient knowledge on the factors that cause differences in 13C content. To examine how clay affects 13C fractionation, we studied biodegradation of maize leaves in microcosms either with sand alone, or sand mixed with the clay minerals kaolinite (15 or 20 %) or montmorillonite (20 %) and an inoculum of microorganisms isolated from soil during a 70-day experimental period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: δ13C, CO2, Maize leaves, Isotopic, fractionation, Clay type and content
Author Affiliation: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 06:48
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 06:48
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/14656

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