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Photo-ammonification of Organic Nitrogenous Compounds in the Soil

Nature volume 142, page 618 (01 October 1938) | Download Citation

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IN recent years Gopala Rao and Dhar1, Gopala Rao2, Dhar and co-workers3 and Corbet4 have shown that nitrification in soils occurs partly as a photochemical reaction under the influence of sunlight. Dhar and co-workers5 have also brought forward considerable evidence to show that fixation of atmospheric nitrogen is favoured by sunlight.

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  1. 1.

    Soil Science, 31, 379 (1931).

  2. 2.

    Soil Science, 38, 143 (1934).

  3. 3.

    NATURE, 133, 213 (1934); 137, 462 (1936).

  4. 4.

    Biochem. J., 28, 1575 (1934); 29, 1086 (1935).

  5. 5.

    NATURE, 137, 629, 1000 (1936); 133, 648, 1060 (1936).

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  1. Andhra University, Waltair.

    • G. GOPALA RAO
    •  & CH. I. VARADANAM

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