PMID: 7084824Jan 1, 1982Paper

The role of microorganisms in transformations of sulphite in spruce forest soil

Folia Microbiologica
A Lettl

Abstract

Transformations of sulphite and the participation of microorganisms were investigated in samples of fermentative (A02) and humus (A03) horizons from a spruce forest. About 80% of sulphite were almost immediately oxidized abiotically to sulphate, less than 1% persisted in the soil for several days and almost 20% were converted to a form not demonstrable as sulphite or sulphate. Microorganisms accelerated the disappearance of less than 10% of the added sulphite.

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