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Study of the trace metal ion influence on the turnover of soil organic matter in cultivated contaminated soils

Abstract : The role of metals in the behaviour of soil organic matter (SOM) is not well documented. Therefore, we investigated the influence of metals (Pb, Zn, Cu and Cd) on the dynamic of SOM in contaminated soils where maize (C4 plant) replaced C3 cultures. Three pseudogley brown leached soil profiles under maize with a decreasing gradient in metals concentrations were sampled. On size fractions, stable carbon isotopic ratio (d13C), metals, organic carbon and nitrogen concentrations were measured in function of depth. The determined sequence for the amount of C4 organic matter in the bulk fractions: M3 (0.9) > M2 (0.4) > M1 (0.3) is in agreement with a significant influence of metals on the SOM turnover. New C4 SOM, mainly present in the labile coarser fractions and less contaminated by metals than the stabilised C3 SOM of the clay fraction, is more easily degraded by microorganisms
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Camille Dumat, K. Quenea, A. Bermond, S. Toinen, M.F. Benedetti. Study of the trace metal ion influence on the turnover of soil organic matter in cultivated contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution, Elsevier, 2006, vol. 142 (3), Available on : http://oatao.univ-toulouse.fr/3839/1/Dumat_3839.pdf ,. ⟨10.1016/j.envpol.2005.10.027⟩. ⟨hal-00481120⟩

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