These anaerobic processes were most pronounced in the saturated, organic horizon soils from the trough and center of the low‐centered polygon. Specifically, indices included are as follows: Changes in water‐extractable organic carbon (WEOC) in (a) organic horizon and (b) mineral horizon soils incubated for 30 and 60 days are shown relative to concentrations in the nonincubated soils (ΔWEOC, µmol C g SOC, Ultraviolet‐visible spectral properties of water‐extractable organic C (WEOC) indicated a decrease in aromatic character during laboratory incubation of soils collected from trough, ridge, and center topographic features in a low‐centered polygon. The Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE Arctic) project is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Relative intensities of absorbance peaks at specific wavenumbers were determined following baseline subtraction using Thermo Nicolet OMNIC v7.3 software. Hemicelluloses decompose faster than cellulose. Degradation of sedimented POM occurred rapidly as shown by increased production and release of ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, volatile fatty acids and methane from the sediments 2–3 weeks after large inputs of organic matter. Following incubation, SUVA254 of WEOC decreased (ΔSUVA254 = −0.1 to −3.8 L mg C−1 m−1) and A265/A465 increased (ΔA265/A465 = 1.5 to 23.6) for nearly all samples (Figures 3b and 3d). Characterization of iron oxide nanoparticle films at the air–water interface in Arctic tundra waters. This energy from anaerobic decomposition of organic matter can be used in engines for power and burned for heat. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. Prior to incubation (i.e., time = 0 days), WEOC comprised < 2% of the total SOC and was higher in organic (313–1480 µmol g SOC−1) than mineral horizons (217–254 µmol g SOC−1) (Table 2). The total concentration of acetate available for consumption was calculated as the sum of acetate present at t = 0 days and acetate production from t = 0 to t = 30 days. Anaerobic digestion, or the decomposition of organic matter by bacteria in the absence of oxygen, occurs naturally in liquid manure systems. A lot of heat is generated during aerobic decomposition. Due to incomplete degradation of organic matter, methane (CH 4) and hydrogen (H 2) are evolved. (2002) confirmed Anderson's analysis by using 13 C NMR to evaluate the biochemical composition of planktonic organic matter. Changes in WEOC (ΔWEOC, µmol C g SOC−1) were evaluated after 30 and 60 days of incubation relative to nonincubated soils. If CO2 were being reduced using H2 generated during fermentation reactions, we would expect that organic acid fermentation products would accumulate rather than be depleted. Anaerobic decomposition takes place in nature, as in the decomposition of the organic muds at the bottom of marshes and in buried organic materials to which oxygen does not have access. Canfield 1994). Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. In this study, we monitored substrates and products of anaerobic decomposition reactions in laboratory incubations of tundra soils. The amount of water in the soil, both indirectly and directly, affects the decomposition rate of organic matter. Physics, Comets and Molecular Insights into Arctic Soil Organic Matter Degradation under Warming. Statistical tests were performed in OriginPro software (OriginLab®). A method blank (0.01 M KCl solution) was measured to have negligible absorbance in this range. Intensive reduction of organic matter by putrefaction is usually accompanied by disagreeable odors of hydrogen sulfide and reduced organic compounds which contain sulfur, such as mercaptans (any sulfur-containing organic compound).Put… Following incubation, absorbance peaks consistent with C–O functional groups and indicative of carboxylic acids + phenols (~1400 cm−1) and polysaccharides (~1040 cm−1) increased relative to the 1640 cm−1 peak, while hydroxyl peak decreased in intensity and broadened (Figures 4b and 4c). To improve predictions of CO2 and CH4 fluxes, it is necessary to understand the unique processes that occur in Arctic soils, including anaerobic decomposition of organic matter [Riley et al., 2011], microbial respiration at near‐freezing temperatures [Michaelson and Ping, 2003], and nonlinear, threshold responses to thawing [Mikan et al., 2002; Schimel and Mikan, 2005; Roy Chowdhury et al., 2015]. Organic acid metabolites initially accumulated in soils but were mostly depleted by day 60 because organic acids were consumed to produce Fe(II), CO2, and CH4. Properties of Rocks, Computational To predict releases of CO2 and CH4 from tundra soils, it is necessary to identify pathways of soil organic matter decomposition under the anoxic conditions that are prevalent in Arctic ecosystems. The latter is determined using reaction stoichiometry and production of Fe(II) and CH4 reported by Roy Chowdhury et al. We conclude that fermentation of nonprotected organic matter facilitates methanogenesis and Fe reduction reactions, and that the proportion of organic acids consumed by methanogenesis increases relative to Fe reduction with increasing temperature. Landscape topography structures the soil microbiome in arctic polygonal tundra. In waterlogged situation (anaerobic), in addition to above organic acids some important organic acids such as acetic acid, formic acid and butyric acid are also evolved. The first step is the decomposition (hydrolysis) of plant or animal matter. Composition and Structure, Atmospheric Anaerobic decomposition of organic matter: Anaerobic decomposition is mainly a reduction process. Consequently, organic matter breakdown is consistently slower under total anaerobiosis than in environments containing adequate O2. Decomposition reactions in the mineral horizon soils were relatively slow and similar across all topographic positions. via ca.gov. and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. Frozen soil cores were obtained from center, ridge, and trough topographic positions of the low‐centered polygon in April 2012. WEOC varied as a function of time across all soils (p = 0.002) and generally increased from 0 to 30 days. Organic and mineral soils from the tundra active layer were incubated at −2, +4, or +8°C for up to 60 days to mimic the short‐term thaw season. The containers where the materials are stored are called anaerobic digesters. The suite of organic compounds detected using HPLC differed for two soil extracts (WEOC from the ridge organic and center mineral soils) with minor changes during incubations (Figure S3). Factors That Influence the Decomposition Rate of Organic Matter in the Soil. During the course of action under aerobic conditions by heterotrophic organisms, oxygen is taken up and carbon dioxide is released. Dissolved organic compounds in WEOC from two soils (ridge organic and center mineral soils) were resolved using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to ultraviolet detection at 260 nm (A260; mAU). The effects of incubation temperature (−2°C, 4°C, or 8°C) and soil horizon (organic or mineral) on changes in WEOC and organic acid concentrations from 0 to 30 days were tested with Kruskal‐Wallis ANOVA. Each soil core was sectioned into organic and mineral horizons that were subsequently thawed and homogenized in a plastic bucket using an oscillating power tool with sterilized cutting blades. Parallel Fe‐reduction and methanogenesis processes have been previously demonstrated to occur in subarctic peat soils [Metje and Frenzel, 2007]. Organic matter steadily accumulates in eutrophic lakes as a result of deposition of detrital tissue from algae and aquatic macrophytes and the slow rate of anaerobic decomposition. Ongoing changes in land cover, soil temperature, thaw depth, and water saturation are expected to influence rates and pathways of organic matter decomposition, potentially increasing releases of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into the atmosphere [Hinzman et al., 2005; Schuur et al., 2008; Tarnocai et al., 2009; Koven et al., 2011]. Some of these, especially carbon dioxide and water, appear immediately. Anaerobic digestion, chemical process in which organic matter is broken down by microorganisms in the absence of oxygen, which results in the generation of carbon dioxide (CO 2) and methane (CH 4). A subset of microcosms was immediately refrozen at −20°C (incubation time = 0 days). Soil cores were kept frozen during shipment to and storage at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. About two-third of carbon released during aerobic decomposition. All data are available in the supporting information for this manuscript and in an online data repository (NGEE‐Arctic Data Portal). While Fe reduction may limit methane production in many environments [Roden and Wetzel, 1996; Lipson et al., 2012], the energetic yields of Fe reduction are strongly dependent on iron oxide mineralogy and pH, and rates of methanogenesis may exceed rates of Fe reduction in environments with low energetic yields [Bethke et al., 2011]. Oceanography, Interplanetary MATERIALS AND METHODS The investigations were carried out during the ice free periods of 2006 ⎯2009 (May, July, and September) The effect of topographic feature could not be determined due to lack of site replication. Both bacteria and fungi are facultatively aerobic or anaerobic. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is managed by UT‐Battelle LLC for DOE under contract DE‐AC05‐00OR22725. Geophysics, Biological [2015] observed that Fe(II) initially increased during laboratory incubations of the tundra soils examined in this study before reaching a plateau by day 30, consistent with initially high rates of microbial Fe(III) reduction that decreased over time. The coastal plain has minimal topographic relief and is dominated by lakes and polygonal ground features that develop as ice wedges form [Brown et al., 1980; Hinkel et al., 2005]. The extraction procedure yielded < 3% variance in the concentration of WEOC, as determined by conducting duplicate extractions of four different soil samples (Table S1). The degradation of more complex SOC molecules into water‐soluble constituents explains CO2 releases that were concurrent with small molecule production over the first 30 days of incubations. Effects of warming on the degradation and production of low-molecular-weight labile organic carbon in an Arctic tundra soil. Concentrations of total dissolved organic carbon (DOC) were determined for WEOC solutions, method blanks, and analytical blanks acidified with 0.5% ultrapure hydrochloric acid and analyzed on a Shimazdu TOC‐L (Shimazdu Corp., Japan). Thirty day time intervals were chosen to ensure observable changes in organic carbon chemistry. Previously established indices from multiple spectroscopic techniques were used to examine initial and changing chemical characteristics of WEOC during incubations. Number of times cited according to CrossRef: Iron and iron-bound phosphate accumulate in surface soils of ice-wedge polygons in arctic tundra. Geophysics, Marine The remaining microcosms were incubated at −2°C, 4°C, or 8°C for either 30 or 60 days prior to destructive sampling. The conversion of CH4 to CO2 produces large amounts of heat. The sewage treatment units in which anaerobic decomposition of organic matter is used, are called. Nonaromatic compounds increased over time as WEOC increased. The gravimetric water content of the organic horizons soils (2.5–9.6 g H2O g−1 soil) exceeded the mineral soils (0.6–0.8 g H2O g−1 soil) due to a high concentration of low‐density organic matter that yielded greater porosity and higher ratios of water to dry soil mass. The organic horizon of the ridge soil (RO) was only incubated for 30 days due to limited sample quantity. During aerobic decomposition, heat generated is very high in comparison to anaerobic break down. Roy Chowdhury et al. The conversion of CH4 to CO2 produces large amounts of heat. The second step is the conversion of decomposed matter to organic acids. Thus, WEOC from mineral soil was more similar to humic acid fractions (SUVA254 > 5 L mg C−1 m−1) [Weishaar et al., 2003] than WEOC from organic soils which was more similar to fulvic acid and carbohydrate‐rich organic fractions (SUVA254 < 4 L mg C−1 m−1) [Weishaar et al., 2003; Chen et al., 2002]. Chemically it is glucose polymer. The process is a part of the nutrient cycle and is essential for recycling the finite matter that occupies physical space in the biosphere. Depth‐Resolved Physicochemical Characteristics of Active Layer and Permafrost Soils in an Arctic Polygonal Tundra Region. These results suggest that methanogenesis used increasing amounts of acetate relative to Fe reduction with increasing temperatures over the first 30 days of incubation. This step breaks down the organic material to usable-sized molecules such as sugar. However, controlledanaerobic decomposition not only can reduce the odors in liquid manur… Specifically, the ridge organic soil experienced mostly increases in water‐extractable nonpolar compounds during incubation, whereas the center mineral soil experienced mostly decreases (Figure S2). Trickling filters. Our purpose was to determine rate-limiting steps and relative speed of aerobic and anaerobic decomposition processes in marine surface sediments. Rising temperatures are expected to accelerate decomposition by increasing rates of microbial metabolism and thawing previously frozen soil organic carbon (SOC) at depth. Wetland Sediments Host Diverse Microbial Taxa Capable of Cycling Alcohols. The decomposition of such organic matter takes place through the agency of different types of bacteria viz., aerobic bacteria, anaerobic bacteria and facultative bacteria. The production of nitrate is more rapid than that of nitrite, while the formation of ammonia is the slowest process. Correspondence to: E. M. Herndon and B. Gu, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Healthy soil is living soil, teeming with living things from microscopic bacteria to earthworms. Anaerobic processes that generate CH4 and CO2 remain unclear because previous studies have focused on aerobic decomposition pathways. These trends are consistent with an increase in the proportion of carbohydrate‐rich C and a decrease in the proportion of soil humic acids and polyphenolic‐rich C contained in WEOC over time [Chen et al., 2002]. The total organic carbon content of bulk soil was measured by combustion on a LECO TruSpec CN Determinator (LECO Corp., Michigan). COA generally increased from day 0 to 30 and decreased from day 30 to 60, although the magnitude of change in COA was more pronounced in the organic horizon than the mineral horizon and decreased from the center to the trough to the ridge soils (Figure 5). Micro-organisms such as fungi, bacteria, actinomycetes and mould play a dominant role depending on the availability of oxygen. Two different 14 C‐labeled plant materials, aged diatoms (Skeletonema costatum) and fresh barley hay, were each mixed into intertidal sediment and spread in a 1.5‐mm layer on the bottom of oxic and anoxic chambers. Heterogeneity of carbon loss and its temperature sensitivity in East-European subarctic tundra soils. Influence of iron redox cycling on organo-mineral associations in Arctic tundra soil. It also is produced through photosynthesis by phytoplankton and other aquatic plants. The microorganisms break up cellulose into cellobiose and glucose. Given that temperature effects were negligible, data collected at all three temperatures were averaged for each soil at each time point (Figure 5). In the organic horizon of the polygon center, which produced the most CO2 and CH4 [Roy Chowdhury et al., 2015], methanogenesis consumed ~6 times more acetate (44%) than Fe reduction (8%) at 8°C but ~11 times less acetate (2.5%) than Fe reduction (29%) at −2°C. For extracts with low DOC concentrations, samples were concentrated by depositing multiple layers on the window. Carbon concentrations in extract solutions were normalized to the mass of freeze‐dried soil (µmol C g soil−1). Learn more. 3. Biogeochemical modeling of CO2 and CH4 production in anoxic Arctic This energy from anaerobic decomposition of organic matter can be used in engines for power and burned for heat. Glucose is further attacked by organisms and converted into organic acids: The decomposition of cellulose in acid soils proceeds more slowly than in neutral and alkaline soils. Lignin decomposes slowly, much slower than cellulose. Anaerobic decomposition EPA Glossary of Climate Change Terms The breakdown of molecules into simpler molecules or atoms by microorganisms that can survive in the partial or complete absence of oxygen.. Anaerobic Decomposition - Reduction of the net energy level and change in chemical composition of organic matter caused by microorganisms in an oxygen-free environment. Aliphatic CH2 + CH3 peaks (2850 and 2920 cm−1) increased in some samples, but the changes were small and difficult to discern. in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES), Journal of Geophysical Research Complete oxidation of lignin gives rise to carbon dioxide and water. Although we cannot discount the possibility that organic compounds other than acetate were used to produce CH4 and Fe(II), acetate is a major substrate in metabolic processes and was evaluated here to gauge the relative importance of these dominant metabolic pathways. These results indicate that changes occurred in the nonpolar organic fraction during incubations, likely due to the breakdown of water‐insoluble compounds and the subsequent degradation into smaller metabolites. They are converted to organic acids, alcohols, carbon dioxide and water. There are two modes in the degradation of organic matters into simpler substances i.e. WEOC also increased in the trough mineral soil (ΔWEOC = 163 ± 77 µmol C g SOC−1) but did not change in the ridge or center mineral soils (Figure 2b). (a) Prior to incubation, absorptivity (L mg C, Absorption peaks in the Fourier transform infrared spectra of water‐extractable organic carbon indicate the presence of functional groups including O–H (~3400 cm, Changes in organic acid carbon concentrations (ΔOA, µmol C g SOC, Acetate consumption in methanogenic pathways, defined as the percent of available acetate converted to methane from 0 to 30 days, increased with increasing temperature (, By continuing to browse this site, you agree to its use of cookies as described in our, Journal of Advances Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. Radiocarbon dating has shown the signature of old soil C stocks in CO2 released from the Arctic tundra [Schuur et al., 2009], suggesting that warming‐induced processes (e.g., permafrost subsidence and increased thaw depth) increase the availability of older, previously frozen organic matter for microbial degradation. Results indicated an inhibition of N mineralization for the rice-rice rotation with anaerobic decomposition of crop residues, both for 15N that was immobilized after application and for total N. Terms of Service Privacy Policy Contact Us, Copyright infringement takedown notification template, Soil Formation: How is Soil Formed [with Factors and Processes for Class 7, 8 ,9, 10], Exam Questions with Answers on Soil Mechanics [Geotechnical Engineering], List of Objective Questions on Soil and Water Engineering (With Answers), Soil Compaction: Meaning, Compaction, Methods and Effect | Soil Engineering. Iron isotopes reveal the sources of Fe-bearing particles and colloids in the Lena River basin. Thus, when glucose is decomposed under aerobic conditions, the reaction is as under: Sugar + Oxygen → Carbon dioxide + Water. and total (aerobic and anaerobic) decomposition of organic matter in the bottom sediments of small lakes of the urbanized area in relation to certain environ mental conditions. In highly decomposed systems, CH4 production can be limited by substrate availability that depends on polysaccharide and lignin hydrolysis [Shannon and White, 1996; Fey and Conrad, 2003; Weintraub and Schimel, 2003], and Fe(III) reduction could facilitate initial oxidation of complex SOC [Siegert et al., 2011]. Alcohols, methane and organic acids of various kinds often accumulate as a result of _____ decomposition of residues in soil Select one: a. abiotic b. nitrogen-limited c. anaerobic d. fungal e. acidic Please note: The publisher is not responsible for the content or functionality of any supporting information supplied by the authors. Shallow ground (<1.2 m depth) temperatures in the region range from approximately −22°C in the winter to 4°C in the summer, and temperature fluctuations are more pronounced near the soil surface than at depth [Shiklomanov et al., 2010]. Specifically, methanogenesis consumed increasing amounts of acetate relative to Fe reduction with increasing temperatures. The process of conversion of ammonia to nitrite (NO2) and then to nitrate (NO3) is known as nitrification. Supernatant was collected following centrifugation for 30 min at 7000 × g. Soils were rinsed twice by vortexing the pellet with ~10 mL 0.01 M KCl solution, centrifuging for 20 min at 7000 × g, and combining the rinse with the extract. [2015]. These results confirm that decomposition of WEOC by contaminant microorganisms did not occur during the extraction. All chromatograms were baseline subtracted and normalized to initial soil mass to yield an absorption unit (AU g soil−1). Extensive efforts are underway to model how carbon (C) budgets in the Arctic will respond to climate change [McGuire et al., 2009]; however, biogeochemical processes in tundra soils represent a source of major uncertainty in predicting land‐climate feedbacks [Riley et al., 2011; Graham et al., 2012]. The biogas that forms during anaerobic digestion is a result of the biological decomposition of organic matter taking place in the absence of oxygen. Pathogens could cause problems in anaerobic composting because there is not enough heat to destroy them. Anaerobic microorganisms digest the organic … The anaerobic decomposition of particulate organic matter (POM) was examined in the anoxic pelagic sediments of hypereutrophic Wintergreen Lake. Processes, Information However, the results of various studies have pointed in quite different directions. Nitrification is an aerobic process involving the production of nitrates from ammonium salts. Anaerobic degradation of organic matter releases CO2 and CH4 to the atmosphere across the cold, water‐saturated landscape of Arctic tundra. Although SOC is largely stored under anoxic conditions in the Arctic, few studies examine anaerobic decomposition processes [e.g., Roy Chowdhury et al., 2015; Treat et al., 2015] while most focus on aerobic processes [e.g., Weintraub and Schimel, 2003; Schädel et al., 2014]. The isotopic evidence therefore indicates that native organic matter was the C source for the increased methanogenesis. To quantify exchangeable Fe(II), subsamples of soils (t = 0 or 30 days) were extracted with 2 M KCl (1:5 w/v) under anoxic conditions for 1 h, and then the extract was filtered (0.2 µm nylon filter) and immediately analyzed by measuring the 510 nm absorbance after reaction with a Hach FerroVer 1,10‐phenanthroline chemical assay (method 8146) [Roy Chowdhury et al., 2015]. In aquaculture, organic matter is applied to ponds directly in manures (animal dung, grass and agricultural waste) and feed. Within this layer, decomposition of organic matter is rapid and dissolved oxygen depletion occurs in the pore water. Animals, such as … Similar to previous studies [Michaelson and Ping, 2003; Treat et al., 2015], this result indicates that the availability of easily degradable compounds present in WEOC may be one limiting factor in SOC degradation and GHG production. Anaerobic digestion is particularly suited to organic material, and is commonly used for industrial effluent, wastewater and sewage sludge treatment. 2. Given that these changes are normalized to the mass of soil organic C, we infer that environmental and biological factors rather than bulk C abundance impacted trends of organic acid production and consumption. To facilitate comparison of changes in organic acids over time across all soils, the concentration of C contained in organic acids (COA, µmol C g SOC−1) was calculated as the sum of C contained in formate, acetate, and propionate. During the course of decomposition of plant materials, the proteins are first hydrolysed to a number of intermediate products, e.g., proteoses, peptones, peptides, etc., collectively known as polypeptides. Ligning is deposited on the cell wall to impart strength to the framework of plant. WEOC from the mineral horizons contained more aromatic and conjugated molecules per unit mass C than WEOC from the organic horizons, as indicated by higher SUVA254 and lower A265/465 values (Figures 3a and 3c). SUVA254 values for WEOC ranged from 1.0 to 6.0 L mg C−1 m−1 and were consistent with values previously reported for WEOC from tundra soil [Dou et al., 2008], and for DOC in Alaskan rivers (2.3–4.3 L mg C−1 m−1) [Stolpe et al., 2013] and in rivers draining large watersheds (>1000 km2) throughout the conterminous United States (1.3–4.7 L mg C−1 m−1) [Hanley et al., 2013]. Methane (CH4) makes up 65% to 70% of biogas, while carbon dioxide (CO2) comprises about 25% to 30%. These plants die and their remains become dead organic matter. Decomposition processes are mediated by microorganisms that are extremely important for environment maintenance because of their fundamental role on nutrients and organic matter cycling, changing organic matter into inorganic matter and providing nutrients which propitiates energetic balance in aquatic ecosystems (27, 44).Considered as an important detrital and nutrient … The properties of each horizon are given in Table. The transformation of organic nitrogenous compounds into ammonia is called ammonification. organic matter decomposition. Our results indicated that methanogenesis and Fe reduction were concomitant prior to day 30; that is, acetate consumption by each process was approximately equal in soils incubated at 8°C (Figure 6). Materials high in organic content, such as municipal wastewater , livestock waste, agricultural waste, and food wastes, may all undergo anaerobic digestion . Difference between aerobic and anaerobic decomposition of soil organic matter: 1. During the summer thaw season, the low‐centered polygon investigated here (~40 m diameter) is characterized by narrow, saturated troughs that border the polygon, relatively high and dry topographic ridges, and a depressed and saturated polygon center (Figure 1). Alcohols, methane and organic acids of various kinds often accumulate as a result of _____ decomposition of residues in soil Select one: a. abiotic b. nitrogen-limited c. anaerobic d. fungal e. acidic This pattern was observed in all soils except the mineral horizon of the polygon center, where Fe reduction consumed >54% and methanogenesis consumed 6 ± 2% of available acetate at all temperatures (Figure S4). E.5.2 Distinguish between aerobic and anaerobic decomposition of organic material in water. While spectroscopic techniques provided a general assessment of WEOC chemistry, analyses of organic acids provided quantitative, compound‐specific information on intermediate metabolites produced during microbial degradation of organic compounds to CO2 and CH4. According to the rates of CO 2 emission from silt cores into the water, the benthic microflora was most active in the summer: the rates of OM decomposition varied from 785 to 3864 mg C/(m2 day) (Table 4). soil microcosms. In each sample, a large peak was observed shortly after injection, indicating the presence of polar compounds that were not retained on the column. Anaerobic digestion, a simple process, can greatly reduce the amount of organic matter which might otherwise be destined to be dumped at sea, [69] dumped in landfills , or burnt in incinerators . Temperature did not significantly influence acetate production during the first 30 days of incubation (p > 0.05); however, the percent of acetate consumed in methanogenesis reactions increased with increasing temperature (p = 0.003), using up to 60% of available acetate at 8°C but <7% at −2°C (Figures 6 and S4). C. Sludge sedimentation tanks. Difference between aerobic and anaerobic decomposition of soil organic matter: 1. Contents of 15N and total N during the growing season were measured for humic fractions and total soil organic matter. Answer: Option B A Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment coring auger (manufactured by Jon's Machine Shop in Fairbanks, AK) mounted on a sled was used to collect ~1 m length soil cores in clear PVC liners (3″ diameter times 36″ length) that were sterilized with ethanol prior to use. It is first hydrolysed to maltose by the action of enzymes (amylases). A. Imhoff tanks. 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