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The microbiology of forest soils: a literature review. 1982. Hendrickson, O.; Robinson, J.B.; Chatarpaul, L. Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Chalk River, Ontario. Information Report PI-X-19. 75 p.

Year: 1982

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 20013

Language: English

Series: Information Report (Petawawa)

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Abstract

This report discusses the activities of two major groups of forest soil microorganisms, the bacteria and the fungi. Special attention is paid to their participation in the decay of major forest litter substrates, including leaves, branches and roots. The influence of bacteria and fungi in symbiotic associations with woody plant roots upon the cycles of carbon and nitrogen is described. The impacts of certain forest management alternatives are assessed in terms of the creation or elimination of suitable environments for the activity of soil microorganisms.

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La microbiologie des sols forestiers - revue bibliographique (French)