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  1. Vol. 40 No. 5, p. 698-699
     
    Received: Dec 29, 1975
    Published: Sept, 1976


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1976.03615995004000050027x

Comments on Nitrate Reduction in Unsaturated Soil1

  1. A. Douglas McLaren2

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Cyclic oxidation and reduction of nitrite and nitrate in soil are analysed in terms of first- and zero-order microbial kinetic reactions, respectively. A reversible reaction step involving these ions can account for a low, but constant concentration of nitrate in an unsaturated field soil for long periods or for considerable depths in a laboratory soil column.

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