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DOI 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.08.027
Title (Primary) Fate of fatty acids derived from biogas residues in arable soil
Author Coban, H.; Miltner, A. ORCID logo ; Kästner, M.
Source Titel Soil Biology & Biochemistry
Year 2015
Department UBT
Volume 91
Page From 58
Page To 64
Language englisch
Keywords Biogas residues; Soil organic matter formation; Fatty acids
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Abstract Biogas residues are rich in microbial biomass and contribute to organic matter formation when applied to soils. Here we present a detailed analysis of the fatty acids derived from 13C-labelled biogas residues applied to arable soil and incubated for 378 days. We applied a differential approach using phospholipid fatty acids and total fatty acids to evaluate the carbon dynamics in living biomass and non-living soil organic matter. Biogas residue addition increased the microbial biomass in soil. The sum of 13C-labelled phospholipid fatty acids decreased to ∼60% during incubation whereas the decrease of t-FA was higher (to 33%). Compound-specific fatty acid analysis showed fatty acid specific incorporation or loss of 13C, indicating hints for the carbon flow within the microbial food web. Overall, microbial biomass in biogas residues may be a significant contributor to soil organic matter formation.
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Coban, H., Miltner, A., Kästner, M. (2015):
Fate of fatty acids derived from biogas residues in arable soil
Soil Biol. Biochem. 91 , 58 - 64 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.08.027