Title

Spatial distribution of glomalin-related soil protein and its relationships with root mycorrhization, soil aggregates, carbohydrates, activity of protease and β-glucosidase in the rhizosphere of Citrus unshiu

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Natural Sciences

RAS ID

15331

Comments

This article was originally published as: Wu, Q., He, X. , Zou, Y., He, K., Sun, Y., & Cao, M. (2012). Spatial distribution of glomalin-related soil protein and its relationships with root mycorrhization, soil aggregates, carbohydrates, activity of protease and β-glucosidase in the rhizosphere of Citrus unshiu. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 45(February), 181-183. Original article available here

Abstract

Relationships between the spatial distributions of glomalin-related soil protein (GRSP) and soil aggregates, carbohydrates or relevant enzymes are poorly studied. We found that two categories of GRSP, the easily extractable Bradford-reactive soil protein (EE-BRSP) and total BRSP (T-BRSP), respectively ranged between 0.3–0.6 and 0.5–0.8 mg/g DW soil, and these two BRSPs decreased with the increase of soil depth (0–40 cm) in the rhizosphere of a 22-year-old Citrus unshiu orchard. Both EE-BRSP and T-BRSP were significantly positively correlated with mycorrhization, 0.25–0.50 mm soil water-stable aggregates, water-extractable or hydrolyzable carbohydrates, and β-glucosidase, but significantly negatively correlated with protease. Our results demonstrate that the spatial distribution of GRSP is significantly affected by mycorrhization, soil carbohydrate, β-glucosidase and protease.

DOI

10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.10.002

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