, a newly discovered component of soil organic matter: Part I - Environmental significance Glomalin
, a newly discovered component of soil organic matter : Part I--Environmental significance.
sloughs off cementing material following the hyphal degradation that coat soil organic matter and soil particles, thereby, forming a protective surface layer against loss of water and nutrients from soil aggregates.
Effect of Organic Farming on Spore Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Glomalin
Nichols KA, Wright SF (2005) Comparison of glomalin
and humic acid in eight native U.
Mycorrhizal fungi--beneficial fungi that grow in association with plant roots produce glomalin
, a substance that glues microscopic clay and organic matter particles into aggregate clumps, stabilizing the soil and making it nice and crumbly.
and carbohydrate) on soil nutrient cycle and physical properties has been observed .
Citrus trees in China are mostly cultivated in poor soils where management of root and soil glomalin
are of great significance.
The proteins related to glomalin
in the soil (GRSP) were quantified by the Wright and Upadhyaya (1998) method, in which 0.
Rillig M (2004) Arbuscular mycorrhizae, glomalin
, and soil aggregation.
In addition, a negative correlation between AM density and invasive plant (knapweed) cover was recorded (Lutgen & Rillig, 2004) by demonstrating that areas with high knapweed density generally had lower glomalin
concentration and AM hyphal length compared with areas having no or less knapweed cover.
is largely responsible for a soil's tilth, or crumb structure, and it's part of the soil's nutrient storehouse, too.
Pools of organic carbon such as glomalin
produced by AM fungi may even exceed soil microbial biomass by a factor of 10-20 (Rillig et al.