Journal article

Response of ammonia oxidizers and denitrifiers to repeated applications of a nitrification inhibitor and a urease inhibitor in two pasture soils

Xiuzhen Shi, Hang-Wei Hu, Kevin Kelly, Deli Chen, Ji-Zheng He, Helen Suter

JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2017

Abstract

Purpose: The nitrification inhibitor 3,4-dimethylpyrazol-phosphate (DMPP) and the urease inhibitor N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide (nBTPT) can mitigate N losses through reducing nitrification and ammonia volatilization, respectively. However, the impact of repeated applications of these inhibitors on nitrogen cycling microorganisms is not well documented. This study aimed to investigate the changes in the abundance and community structure of the functional microorganisms involved in nitrification and denitrification in Australian pasture soils after repeated applications of DMPP and nBTPT. Materials and methods: Soil was collected in autumn and spring, 2014 from two pasture sites where c..

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