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Degradation of softwood [14C lignin] lignocelluloses and its relation to the formation of humic substances in river and pond environments

Fustec, Eliane and Chauvet, Eric and Gas, Gilbert and Lacaze, Daniel and Escautier, Michèle Degradation of softwood [14C lignin] lignocelluloses and its relation to the formation of humic substances in river and pond environments. (1988) Hydrobiologia, 159 (2). 169-176. ISSN 1573-5117

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Abstract

The fate of lignin in water and sediment of the Garonne river (France) and of a pond in its floodplain was examined using specifically labeled [14C-lignin] lignocelluloses. No significant differences appeared in the mineralization rate of alder, poplar or willow [14C-lignin] in running water samples. Conversion of total radi- oactivity to 14C02 ranged between 18.7 and 24.4% after 120 days of incubation. Degree of 14C-Iabeled lig- nin mineralization in standing water and sediments was clearly lower, especially in submerged sediments, and was correlated with oxygen supply. After 60 days of incubation 3.3% to 7.9% of the 14C-Iabeled lignin was recovered in water samples as dissolved organic carbon originating from microbial metabolism. In water ex- tracts from sediment the percentage of dissolved organic 14C was only 0.4% to 1.3% of the applied activity. In the humic fraction extracted from sediments it did not exceed 4.4% which was much lower than in soils. No significant difference appeared between river and pond conditions for humic substances formation.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Eric Chauvet
Deposited On:30 Nov 2015 10:00

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