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mineralize

[′min·rə‚līz]
(chemistry)
To convert organic compounds to simpler inorganic compounds, namely, carbon dioxide and water (and halogen acids, if the organic substances are halogenated).
(geology)
To convert to, or impregnate with, mineral material; applied to processes of ore vein deposition and of fossilization.
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The rapid build up of microbial biomass in subtropical conditions implies that MBN could serve as a potential source of mineralizable N for plant nutrition in such soils.
Picone LI, Cabrera ML, Franzluebbers AJ (2002) A rapid method to estimate potentially mineralizable nitrogen in soil.
The introduction of overwintering crops into the rotation and increasing their proportion boosted the SOC and C contents in the easily mineralizable pools in the whole plough layer.
Given its strong positive correlation with soil microbial biomass, mineralizable N and soil aggregate stability, it appears that HWC can be used as an integrated measurement of soil quality (Ghani et al.
1994), on the other hand, reported that mineralizable N and microbial biomass N were characterized by relative nugget effects of 57 percent and 52 percent, respectively, indicating significant spatial variation at scales of about 2 m (7 ft) (i.
3]), which increases the hydrolysis of mineralizable compounds like dolomite, gypsum, and limestone.
The decomposition of straw was assumed to take place by a simultaneous two-component model in which 67 percent of the straw was easily mineralizable with a k of 0.
In one 1996 study, after twenty-three years of continuous corn, there were nine milligrams of mineralizable nitrogen per kilogram of soil (in the top 7.
The generally higher critical levels that we observed for CRT treatments were indicative of higher levels of mineralizable organic matter and N in the soil-turf system when clippings were returned.
biological attributes such as microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen, potentially mineralizable nitrogen, and soil respiration are indicators of microbial catalytic potential and repository potential for carbon and nitrogen, soil productivity and nitrogen supplying potential, and microbial activity measure.
Samples were collected at a depth of 0-20 cm and were analyzed previously for soils moisture, texture, bulk density, pH, total organic carbon and nitrogen, and mineralizable carbon and nitrogen.