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Effect of Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio upon the Formation of Nitrate and Ammonia from Amino-acids in Soil

Nature volume 166, page 152 (22 July 1950) | Download Citation

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IN the course of an investigation into the decomposition of nitrogenous materials in the soil, we have in one experiment found a highly significant correlation between carbon/nitrogen ratio and the formation of both ammonia and nitrate from a series of amino-acids added to the soil.

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  1. Experimental and Research Station, Cheshunt, Herts.

    • O. OWEN
    • , G. W. WINSOR
    •  & M. I. E. LONG

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