Testing the dependence of microbial growth and carbon use efficiency on nitrogen availability, pH, and organic matter quality
Review articleOpen access
2019/07/01 Full-length article DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.03.008
Journal: Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Highlights•Bacteria used 0.4–50 fold more C than did fungi, and CUE varied from <0.05 to 0.50•Mineral N and low pH suppressed bacteria, which resulted in higher fungal growth.•CUE was higher in soils with low fungal-to-bacterial growth ratios.
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