Alkali soluble (humic acid-like material) (HA-like) (yield of 132 gkgdm-1) and the unhydrolized-alkali soluble (core-humic acid-like material) (core-HA-like) (yield of 33.4 gkgdm-1) fractions were extracted from maize plants and characterized by C and N determinations, DRIFT, and 1H and 13C-NMR spectroscopy. Fresh plants were subsequently incubated for 6 months in an artificial mineral soil, and the HA-like and core-HA-like trends were monitored quantitatively (C fraction content) and qualitatively (spectroscopic approach) in order to study their contribution to the formation of soil humic acid. During incubation the HAC-like partially degraded (loss of 320 gkgHAC-1) and partially formed new fulvic-like acids (160 gkgHAC-1). On the contrary, the stable fraction of HAC, the core-HAC-like, was maintained (loss of 153 kgcore-HAC -1), representing, after incubation, 846 gkg-1 of the initial core-HAC-like content. The core-HA-like fraction is composed of lignin residues, polysaccharides, lipids and proteins, probably structured into a well-defined network, i.e. the plant cell wall.
|Titolo:||The contribution of alkali soluble (humic acid-like) and unhydrolyzed- alkali soluble (core.humic acid-like) fractions extracted from maize plant to the formation of soil humic acid.|
ADANI, FABRIZIO (Primo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/13 - Chimica Agraria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.chemosphere.2004.01.040|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|