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DOI 10.1007/s00374-004-0769-8
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Title (Primary) Spatial variability of enzyme activities in a 100-year old long-term field experiment
Author Böhme, L.; Böhme, F.; Langer, U.
Journal Biology and Fertility of Soils
Year 2004
Department BOCHE; BOOEK
Volume 40
Issue 3
Page From 153
Page To 156
Language englisch
Abstract We attempted to clarify the importance of obtaining representative soil samples for microbiological purposes by comparing results from composite samples and individual cores taken at a depth of 30 cm from four different treatments at the “Static Fertilisation Experiment” in Bad Lauchstädt, Germany. As enzyme activities can be related to microbiological activities, we analysed alkaline phosphatase, β-glucosidase and protease activities from the composite and individual samples. When comparing both kinds of samples, protease activity was found to be the most and β-glucosidase activity the least variable parameter. Comparing just the individual cores, the greatest variation was found for alkaline phosphatase and the lowest variation for β-glucosidase activity; however, the latter enzyme activity also showed significantly different values. Thus, care should be taken when sampling in the field for microbial purposes.
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Böhme, L., Böhme, F., Langer, U. (2004):
Spatial variability of enzyme activities in a 100-year old long-term field experiment
Biol. Fert. Soils 40 (3), 153 - 156