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Nitrogen Loss from Flooded Soil

W. H. Patrick, Jr. and M. E. Tusneem
Ecology
Vol. 53, No. 4 (Jul., 1972), pp. 735-737
Published by: Wiley
DOI: 10.2307/1934793
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1934793
Page Count: 3
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Abstract

An appreciable loss of labeled nitrogen occurred in flooded soils exposed to atmospheric oxygen. Nitrogen added as ammonium was apparently nitrified in the aerobic surface layer of soil and then diffused downward into the underlying anaerobic zone where it was denitrified and lost from the system.

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