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Soil pH governs production rate of calcium carbonate secreted by the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris

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Lambkin, D. C., Gwilliam, K. H., Layton, C., Canti, M. G., Piearce, T. G. and Hodson, M. E. (2011) Soil pH governs production rate of calcium carbonate secreted by the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris. Applied Geochemistry, 26 (Supple). S64-S66. ISSN 0883-2927

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.03.032

Abstract/Summary

Lumbricus terrestris earthworms exposed to 11 soils of contrasting properties produced, on average, 0.8 ± 0.1 mgCaCO3 earthworm−1 day−1 in the form of granules up to 2 mm in diameter. Production rate increased with soil pH (r2 = 0.68, p < 0.01). Earthworms could be a significant source of calcite in soils.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Soil Research Centre
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Earth Systems Science
ID Code:20339
Publisher:Elsevier

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