The path from root input to mineral-associated soil carbon is shaped by habitat-specific microbial traits and soil moisture

Soil Biology and Biochemistry have published an article by Sokol et Al about the study of soil microorganisms helping transform plant inputs into mineral-associated soil organic carbon. The abstract concludes “our findings challenge current theory by demonstrating that microbial traits linked with mineral-associated SOC are not universal, but vary with soil habitat and moisture conditions, and are shaped by a small number of active taxa.”

Chemical analyses techniques were used during the experiments and Silson’s silicon nitride membranes were used for the STXM-NEXAFS which was performed at the Molecular Environmental Sciences beamline of the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California, USA)

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