The effect of earthworms on the population of microorganisms and enzyme activity in soil

N. P. Bityutskii, A. N. Solov'eva, E. I. Lukina, I. N. Lapshina, D. Yu Vlasov, N. V. Kudryashova

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Abstract

The species composition and number of micromycetes and the activity of enzymes (protease, urease, polyphenol oxidase, and peroxidase) in coprolites and excreta of earthworms (L terrestris, A. caliginosa, and E. fetida) are described. It is supposed that the contribution of earthworms to the formation of soil humic acids depends on the ability of particular species to decompose organic matter (mineralization capacity) and induce polyphenol oxidase activity.

Translated title of the contributionВЛИЯНИЕ ДОЖДЕВЫХ ЧЕРВЕЙ НА МОДИФИКАЦИЮ ПОПУЛЯЦИИ МИКРООРГАНИЗМОВ И АКТИВНОСТЬ ФЕРМЕНТОВ В ПОЧВЕ
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-82
Number of pages10
JournalEurasian Soil Science
Volume38
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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