Journal article

Effects of 3,4-dimethylpyrazole phosphate (DMPP) on nitrification and the abundance and community composition of soil ammonia oxidizers in three land uses

Xiuzhen Shi, Hangwei Hu, Jizheng He, Deli Chen, Helen Charlotte Suter

BIOLOGY AND FERTILITY OF SOILS | SPRINGER | Published : 2016

Abstract

The application of the nitrification inhibitor, 3,4-dimethylpyrazole-phosphate (DMPP), is considered as an effective strategy to mitigate agricultural nitrogen loss. However, the inhibitory effect of DMPP on nitrification is variable and the importance of the soil microbial community composition to the variability is poorly understood. In this study, nine soils were collected across three land uses to investigate the impact of DMPP on nitrification and associated dynamics of ammonia oxidizers in a 28-day microcosm incubation. The results showed that the efficacy of DMPP at inhibiting net nitrification rates varied highly from no effect to 63.6 % during the first week of incubation. The abun..

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