Plant and Soil

, Volume 84, Issue 1, pp 37–43

Relationship between photosynthesis and denitrification in planted soil

  • J. Scaglia
  • R. Lensi
  • A. Chalamet
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02197865

Cite this article as:
Scaglia, J., Lensi, R. & Chalamet, A. Plant Soil (1985) 84: 37. doi:10.1007/BF02197865

Summary

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.

Key words

Denitrification N2O Photosynthesis Rhizosphere 

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Scaglia
    • 1
  • R. Lensi
    • 1
  • A. Chalamet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biologie des Sols-ERA No. 848Université Lyon I 43VilleurbanneFrance

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