Plant and Soil

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 231–241 | Cite as

The release of carbon dioxide from soils percolated with various organic materials

  • H. Lees
  • J. W. Porteous


1) The output of carbon dioxide from soils percolated with different organic materials has been studied by the percolation technique.

2) Assimilation appears to take place from glucose, acetate, benzoate, oleate, but not from tormate.

3) Sodium azide appears to inhibit assimilative activity in soil.

4) The significance of the results is discussed.


Glucose Sodium Acetate Dioxide Carbon Dioxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Lees
    • 1
  • J. W. Porteous
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial College of Tropical AgricultureSt. Augustine, Trinidad, B.W.I.

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