Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 23–28 | Cite as

Growth and enzyme activities of fungi and bacteria in soil salinized with sodium chloride

  • S. A. Omar
  • M. A. Abdel-Sater
  • A. M. Khallil
  • M. H. Abd-Alla


In soil salinized with different concentrations of sodium chloride, the total counts of soil fungi were significantly decreased during 11 weeks of incubation. Similarly, the total count of bacteria and actinomycetes were severely depressed by increasing salinity level above 5%. Invertase and urease activities were severely decreased as NaCl concentration increase during the incubation. Also, the effect on nitrate reductase was inhibitory with most treatments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Omar
    • 1
  • M. A. Abdel-Sater
    • 1
  • A. M. Khallil
    • 1
  • M. H. Abd-Alla
    • 1
  1. 1.Botany Department, Faculty of ScienceAssiut UniversityAssiutEgypt

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