Simple Method For 14C-labelling root material for use in root decomposition studies

D. L. Jones, P. R. Darrah

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A method was devised in which plant roots can be easily and uniformly radiolabelled with 14C for use in soil decomposition studies. The roots were labelled from an exogenous sugar solution for a total period of 48 hours after which root decomposition studies could be performed. The method offers distinct advantages over the existing constant 14C-CO2 atmosphere labelling method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2737-2743
Number of pages7
JournalCommunications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
Issue number15-16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes

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