publication . Research . 2007

Nutritional and Microbial Parameters of Earthworm Cast, Termite Mound and Surrounding Bulk Soil

Kawaguchi, Sadao; Nishi, Shingo;
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  • Published: 29 Oct 2007 Journal: 九州大学大学院農学研究院紀要, volume 52, issue 2, pages 367-369 (issn: 0023-6152, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Abstract
A comparative analysis of nutritional and microbial parameters was conducted on two types of biogenetic structures of earthworm cast (8.7 cm in height, 7 casts/1m×1m) formed by litter eating Pheretima sp., and mound (64 cm in height, 1.0 mounds/10m×50m) built by fungus growing termite, Macrotermes gilvus, and compared to the surrounding bulk soil as control in the tropical monsoon forest in Cu Chi National Park of Viet Nam. The proportion of the sand in the earthworm cast was higher than in the surrounding bulk soil, and the clay fraction in the termite mound was 1.6 times higher than that found in the surrounding soil, indicating the different selection by the ...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: complex mixturesfungi
free text keywords: Earthworm cast, Chemistry, physico-chemical properties, 化学, soil fertility, fungus growing termite mound, microbial flora
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