Title

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria in Douglas-fir residue decayed by Fomitopsis pinicola

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-1982

Abstract

Colonizing populations of nitrogen-fixing bacteria were measured in various decay stages of Douglas-fir logs infested with Fomitopsis pinicola. Numbers of nitrogen-fixers and N-fixation rates in the wood increased as decay progressed. These increase in bacterial populations and N-fixing activity appeared related to increases in wood moisture content. Bacteria resembling Clostridium pasteurianum, Clostridium butyricum, and Klebsiella/Enterobacter spp. were isolated from the various wood decay stages. © 1982 Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers.

Publication Title

Plant and Soil

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