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Plant and Soil

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 109–112 | Cite as

Some effects of diazinon on the microflora of submerged soils

  • N. Sethunathan
  • I. C. MacRae
Short Communication

Summary

The application of diazinon, an organophosphorus insecticide, at the rate of 2 kg and 20 kg active ingredient per hectare to submerged Maahas clay significantly stimulated the actinomycete population. A distinct zone of brown pigmentation formed in that part of the profile commonly referred to as the oxidized layer. A profuse growth of actinomycetes developed from the soil samples of this pigmented zone when streaked onto the nutrient agar. A visible increase in algal populations was noted in the standing water of the diazinon-treated soil.

Keywords

Clay Agar Soil Sample Plant Physiology Active Ingredient 
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© Martinus Nijhoff 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Sethunathan
    • 1
  • I. C. MacRae
    • 2
  1. 1.Soil Microbiology DepartmentInternational Rice Research InstituteLos Baños, LagunaThe Philippines
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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