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DOI 10.1016/j.apsoil.2023.105234
Titel (primär) Quantifying apparent and real priming effects based on inverse labelling
Autor Zhou, J.; Wen, Y.; Liu, C.; Blagodatskaya, E.; Kuzyakov, Y.; Zeng, Z.; Jones, D.L.; Zang, H.
Quelle Applied Soil Ecology
Erscheinungsjahr 2024
Department BOOEK
Band/Volume 195
Seite von art. 105234
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Priming effect; Soil organic matter; Nitrogen fertilization; 14C-labeled glucose; Microbial biomass turnover
Abstract Organic inputs to soils can accelerate soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition via so-called priming effects, but at the same time microbial biomass turnover can be accelerated – that will be termed as apparent priming effect. However, only a few studies have been set up to quantify the contribution of extra CO2 production from apparent priming. Here, we labeled the microbial biomass by 14C-glucose in pre-incubation and then added labile carbon (C; 12C or 14C glucose) and nitrogen (N; NH4+) in soil and incubated over 120 days to investigate the contribution of apparent priming to total SOM priming. After 120 days of pre-incubation, 48 % of added glucose was released as CO2, and 34 % of added glucose was recovered in microbial biomass. After glucose addition, microbial biomass and salt extractable organic C were similar between glucose and water addition. However, glucose addition increased the contribution of 14C-glucose to microbial biomass by 2.5-folds and to CO2 by 10-folds. This increased contribution of 14C-glucose indicated accelerated microbial biomass turnover by labile C. Furthermore, 10 and 47 μg C g−1 of previously added and incorporated into microbial biomass 14C and 12C were replaced by new 14C, which contributed to 10 % and 33 % of primed CO2 emissions, respectively. On the contrary, N addition reduced previously added 14C in both microbial biomass pool and released CO2. This may reflect that the faster microbial turnover contributes to microbial necromass and further to stable SOM formation. Similar total apparent priming (1.5 μg C g−1 in 120 days, mainly in the first 20 days) was observed after glucose and N addition, which contributed around 1–4 % of total priming. Unlike after glucose and N additions, the 14C released as CO2 (8 % of the remaining previously added 14C-glucose) after water addition was mainly derived from reutilization of microbial necromass. This was supported by the absence of changes in either the 14C or total C in microbial biomass. Overall, the turnover of the microbial biomass pool – the apparent priming – should not be ignored, since microbial biomass acts not only as a major determinant of SOM turnover but also as a C pool.
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Zhou, J., Wen, Y., Liu, C., Blagodatskaya, E., Kuzyakov, Y., Zeng, Z., Jones, D.L., Zang, H. (2024):
Quantifying apparent and real priming effects based on inverse labelling
Appl. Soil Ecol. 195 , art. 105234 10.1016/j.apsoil.2023.105234