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Nitrogen fixation by legumes in retorted shale

Abstract

Although a soil-shale mixture was employed as the growth medium in this experiment, the results presentd are applicable to the proposed method of disposal mentioned earlier. Under field conditions, when covering the retorted shale with topsoil, some mixing of these materials might occur in the plant root region. In addition, it has been demonstrated that buried shale negatively affects enzyme activities in overburden surface soil. The occurrence of either of those events could affect symbiotic N/sub 2/ fixation in a manner similar to that reported in this paper. Researchers conclude that due to the varied effects of retorted shale on the legumes tested, further evaluation of other legumes may be necessary. Additional research would be required to determine which legumes have potential use for reclamation of retorted shale.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1981
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-131992
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Soil Biol. Biochem.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 13
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; LEGUMINOSAE; BIOLOGICAL STRESS; ROOTS; SENSITIVITY; SHALES; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ENZYME ACTIVITY; LAND RECLAMATION; NITROGEN FIXATION; SOILS; SPOIL BANKS; PLANTS; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; 560303* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987); 510500 - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (-1989); 041000 - Oil Shales & Tar Sands- Environmental Aspects
OSTI ID:
5237083
Research Organizations:
Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: SBIOA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 429-430
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Hersman, L E, Molitoris, E, and Klein, D A. Nitrogen fixation by legumes in retorted shale. United Kingdom: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.1016/0038-0717(81)90089-4.
Hersman, L E, Molitoris, E, & Klein, D A. Nitrogen fixation by legumes in retorted shale. United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0038-0717(81)90089-4.
Hersman, L E, Molitoris, E, and Klein, D A. 1981. "Nitrogen fixation by legumes in retorted shale." United Kingdom. doi:10.1016/0038-0717(81)90089-4. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1016/0038-0717(81)90089-4.
@misc{etde_5237083,
title = {Nitrogen fixation by legumes in retorted shale}
author = {Hersman, L E, Molitoris, E, and Klein, D A}
abstractNote = {Although a soil-shale mixture was employed as the growth medium in this experiment, the results presentd are applicable to the proposed method of disposal mentioned earlier. Under field conditions, when covering the retorted shale with topsoil, some mixing of these materials might occur in the plant root region. In addition, it has been demonstrated that buried shale negatively affects enzyme activities in overburden surface soil. The occurrence of either of those events could affect symbiotic N/sub 2/ fixation in a manner similar to that reported in this paper. Researchers conclude that due to the varied effects of retorted shale on the legumes tested, further evaluation of other legumes may be necessary. Additional research would be required to determine which legumes have potential use for reclamation of retorted shale.}
doi = {10.1016/0038-0717(81)90089-4}
journal = {Soil Biol. Biochem.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {13}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1981}
month = {Jan}
}