Relationship between photosynthesis and denitrification in planted soil
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- Scaglia, J., Lensi, R. & Chalamet, A. Plant Soil (1985) 84: 37. doi:10.1007/BF02197865
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Laboratory experiments using microcolumns have shown a direct relationship between the photosynthetic activity of plants and the denitrifying activity in the rhizosphere. The approximate N2O production through denitrification is respectively in the ratio 1/2/3 for unplanted soil, soil with maize and soil with bean. An hypothesis to explain these results should be the difference of amino-acid composition and/or amounts between cereal and legume exudates.