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Cotton strip assay

Cotton strip assay

an index of decomposition in soils

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Published by Institute of Terrestrial Ecology in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cellulose -- Biodegradation -- Measurement -- Congresses,
  • Soil ecology -- Technique -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by A.F. Harrison, P.M. Latter, and D.W.H. Walton.
    SeriesITE symposium,, no. 24
    ContributionsHarrison, A. F., Latter, P. M., Walton, D. W. H., Institute of Terrestrial Ecology.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH541.5.S6 C68 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination176 p. :
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2238732M
    ISBN 101870393066
    LC Control Number89109580

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Given that the cotton-strip assay, as used here, probably does not directly integrate the effects of invertebrate activity (but see Clapcott and Barmuta, who found evidence of invertebrate feeding), the ‘unimodal relationship problem’ may not be of concern, giving the cotton-strip assay an advantage over leaf-litter decomposition for Cited by: Get this from a library.

Cotton strip assay: an index of decomposition in soils. [A F Harrison; P M Latter; D W H Walton; Institute of Terrestrial Ecology.;]. Cotton strip assay. Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria: Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A F Harrison; P M Latter; D W H Walton; Institute of Terrestrial Ecology.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: Seiten: Responsibility: A.F. Harrison ; P.M. Latter [Hrsg.]. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology. Organic textiles, and in particular organic cotton, can be used as eco-friendly alternatives to conventional cotton for the cotton-strip assay in streams.

Competing financial interests. The authors declare no competing financial interests. Author contributions. JJ, FC and FG designed the study, JJ and FG carried out the experiment and data Author: Jérémy Jabiol, Fanny Colas, François Guérold.

The cotton-strip assay is ecologically relevant as it is based on the decomposition of cellulose, the most abundant polymer on earth. Loss of the tensile strength of the cotton strips is one of the parameters measured in the CSA; this process tends to occur much more rapidly than the loss of leaf litter mass from riparian trees, and the Author: Carlos Carballeira, Rubén Villares, Breixo Mata-Rivas, Alejo Carballeira.

Technical aspects of the cotton strip assay in soils 37 For the cotton strip assay there seems no clear need for fraying of a full 0.

5 cm border, but some fraying will ensure an even edge to tested sub- strips and help to achieve the exact width which is essential.

Three methods were used to measure soil microbial activity, a respirometry method and two methods using the cotton strip assay (CSA) technique (image analysis and tensometer). The standard CSA method measured loss of tensile strength over a 35 day incubation period of buried cotton strips using a.

At each harvest, cotton strips were retrieved from the soil trays, washed, soaked in 70% ethanol for 4 h, air-dried, and stored in sealed polythene bags until ready Cotton-strip assay used to assess cellulose decomposition for analysis.

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Some shortcomings inherent in the technique may be overcome through use of a cotton-strip assay. Key assumptions for using cotton strips as proxies for natural leaves are: 1) decomposition rates of the 2 materials are related, and 2) the materials decay in a similar way.

A standardized cotton-strip assay for measuring organic-matter decomposition in streams Article (PDF Available) in Ecological Indicators – September with 1, Reads.

cotton-strip assay offers numerous advantages over the litter-bag 95%cellulose,thecotton-stripassayallowsadegreeof standardization of the material that is not possible with plant lit.

The cotton strip assay uses the loss of tensile strength of cotton strips as a measure of microbial cellulolytic activity.

Its suitability for measuring general microbial activity in groundwater was tested by examining the relationship of tensile strength, abundance of cellulolytic organisms and general microbial activity on cotton strips deployed in bores. The hypothesis was that the strength.

When streams were classified by substrate size, cotton-strip tensile strength (but not respiration) differed among substrate size classes. We conclude that a cotton-strip assay based on the artists' fabric holds promise for replacing the assay based on the Shirley material, and as a process-based indicator for assessing the condition of stream.

BibTeX @MISC{_acritical, author = {}, title = {A critical evaluation of the cotton strip assay}, year = {}}. Cotton strip assay: an index of decomposition in soils: Harrison, A.F.: Books - at: Paperback. Cotton strip assay can give an indication of changes in soil decomposition activity over a wide range of sites used for ecological studies by measuring the loss in tensile strength (TS) of cotton.

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