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Title: Comparison of ATP, phosphatase, pectinolyase, and respiration as indicators of microbial activity in reclaimed coal strip mine spoils

Abstract

ATP, respiration, phosphatase, and pectinolyase were measured in samples taken from Montana coal strip mine spoils reclamation plots during 1975 and 1977. ATP correlated with respiration and pectinolyase, for the 1975 samples, and with respiration and phosphatase for the 1977 samples. Respiration correlated with phosphatase in the 1977 samples. ATP also showed a significant correlation with the sum of the other measurements for both years. Respiration correlated significantly with the sum of all other measurements only in the 1977 samples. ATP was concluded to be the most satisfactory masurement of soil microbial activity in these samples. Arguments are presented for the use of ATP as an index of microbial activity in these developing soils.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Montana State Univ., Bozeman
OSTI Identifier:
6295122
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Soil Sci.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 127:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ATP; CORRELATIONS; ENZYME ACTIVITY; MICROORGANISMS; RESPIRATION; SOILS; SPOIL BANKS; LAND RECLAMATION; COAL MINING; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; ISOLATED VALUES; LYASES; MONTANA; PHOSPHATASES; SURFACE MINING; DATA; DATA FORMS; ENZYMES; ESTERASES; HYDROLASES; INFORMATION; MINING; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEOTIDES; NUMERICAL DATA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; USA; 550700* - Microbiology; 550200 - Biochemistry; 010800 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Waste Management; 510500 - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Hersman, L.E., and Temple, K.L. Comparison of ATP, phosphatase, pectinolyase, and respiration as indicators of microbial activity in reclaimed coal strip mine spoils. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1097/00010694-197902000-00002.
Hersman, L.E., & Temple, K.L. Comparison of ATP, phosphatase, pectinolyase, and respiration as indicators of microbial activity in reclaimed coal strip mine spoils. United States. doi:10.1097/00010694-197902000-00002.
Hersman, L.E., and Temple, K.L. Thu . "Comparison of ATP, phosphatase, pectinolyase, and respiration as indicators of microbial activity in reclaimed coal strip mine spoils". United States. doi:10.1097/00010694-197902000-00002.
@article{osti_6295122,
title = {Comparison of ATP, phosphatase, pectinolyase, and respiration as indicators of microbial activity in reclaimed coal strip mine spoils},
author = {Hersman, L.E. and Temple, K.L.},
abstractNote = {ATP, respiration, phosphatase, and pectinolyase were measured in samples taken from Montana coal strip mine spoils reclamation plots during 1975 and 1977. ATP correlated with respiration and pectinolyase, for the 1975 samples, and with respiration and phosphatase for the 1977 samples. Respiration correlated with phosphatase in the 1977 samples. ATP also showed a significant correlation with the sum of the other measurements for both years. Respiration correlated significantly with the sum of all other measurements only in the 1977 samples. ATP was concluded to be the most satisfactory masurement of soil microbial activity in these samples. Arguments are presented for the use of ATP as an index of microbial activity in these developing soils.},
doi = {10.1097/00010694-197902000-00002},
journal = {Soil Sci.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 127:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}