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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Stuart
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, A H Jean
dc.contributor.authorMeharg, Andrew A
dc.contributor.authorPakeman, Robin J
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, David
dc.contributor.authorWoodin, Sarah J.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Wal, René
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-24T12:12:12Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-02T11:01:51Z
dc.date.available2016-08-24T12:12:12Z
dc.date.available2016-09-02T11:01:51Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationPlant and soil 2013, 369:509-513nb_NO
dc.identifier.issn1573-5036
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/2403943
dc.description.abstractBackground and aims Milling of plant and soil material in plastic tubes, such as microcentrifuge tubes, over-estimates carbon (C) and under-estimates nitrogen (N) concentrations due to the introduction of polypropylene into milled samples, as identified using Fourier-transform infra-red spectroscopy. Methods and results This study compares C and N concentrations of roots and soil milled in microcentrifuge tubes versus stainless steel containers, demonstrating that a longer milling time, greater milling intensity, smaller sample size and inclusion of abrasive sample material all increase polypropylene contamination from plastic tubes leading to overestimation of C concentrations by up to 8 % (0.08 g g−1).nb_NO
dc.language.isoengnb_NO
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagnb_NO
dc.subjectCarbon, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, Grinding Microcentrifuge, tubes, Milling, Nitrogennb_NO
dc.titleMilling plant and soil material in plastic tubes over-estimates carbon and under-estimates nitrogen concentrationsnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePreprintnb_NO
dc.date.updated2016-08-24T12:12:12Z
dc.source.pagenumber509-513nb_NO
dc.source.volume369nb_NO
dc.source.journalPlant and soilnb_NO
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11104-013-1599-y
dc.identifier.cristin1373296
dc.description.localcodeThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-013-1599-ynb_NO


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