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v. min·er·al·ized, min·er·al·iz·ing, min·er·al·iz·es
1. To convert to a mineral substance; petrify.
2. To transform a metal into a mineral by oxidation.
3. To impregnate with minerals.
1. To develop or hasten mineral formation.
2. To collect or study minerals.

min′er·al·iz′a·ble adj.
min′er·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
min′er·al·iz′er n.
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capable of being mineralized
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Large oak stems were more common in dry sites [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED] where mineralizable N was greatest [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED].
Readily mineralizable C and N were estimated as the C[O.sub.2] and extractable N[H.sub.4] + N[O.sub.3] produced in a 10-d room-temperature incubation of unamended soil at field moisture content.
Curtin D, Campbell C (2008) Mineralizable nitrogen.
The increase in SMBC might be due to the supply of additional mineralizable and readily hydrolyzable carbon due to organic manure application resulted in higher microbial activity and in turn higher microbial biomass carbon.
Soil N supply both initial levels which can now be quantified quickly and cost effectively (Schmidhalter2005) and mineralizable soil N are important components in optimising N fertilizer application (Olfs et al.
This was in agreement with Tu et al.'s [28] early study which concluded that straw mulching further enhanced available N content by 30% over 2 years, and they also noticed a 182~285% increase in potential mineralizable N.
Campbell CA, Myers RJK, Weier KL (1981) Potentially mineralizable nitrogen, decomposition rates and their relationship to temperature for five Queensland soils.
[30] indicated seasonal shifts in microbial biomass have been attributed to inputs of mineralizable N either from plant residues or fertilizer.
Organic matter can be added as a source of [K.sup.+] and mineralizable N that will ultimately help to stabilize the pH.