Positive feedback between acidification and organic phosphate mineralization in the rhizosphere of maize (Zea mays L.).

X. Ding, L. Fu, C. Liu, F. Chen, E. Hoffland, J. Shen, F. Zhang, G. Feng

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Abstract

Abstract To test the hypothesis that rhizosphere acidification would enhance the hydrolyzation of organic phosphates by increasing phosphatase activity. A Petri dish experiment with sterile agar and a pot experiment with a low P soil were used. In the Petri dish experiment, roots of each plant were cultured in two compartments, each of which contained agar with one of three nitrogen combinations: NH4 +/N0 (N0 = nitrogen free), NH4 +/NO3 -, and NO3-/N0. Phytin was supplied as the sole phosphorus (P) source to all compartments. In the pot experiment, the soil in each pot was treated with N0, KNO3, or (NH4)2SO4) together with 0 or 75 mg kg-1 phytin-P. Dry weight, P concentration, and P content of roots were highest in the NH4 + compartments in the Petri dish experiment. In the pot experiment, dry weight, P concentration, and
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-24
JournalPlant and Soil
Volume349
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • triticum-aestivum l.
  • phosphorus acquisition
  • deficient conditions
  • soil
  • ph
  • root
  • plants
  • microorganisms
  • availability
  • hydrolysis

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