Paper published: estimation of soil metabolite synthesis from D2O labeling

Paper published today in Soil Biology & Biochemistry describing estimation of metabolite synthesis from D2O labelling and mass spectrometry.

  • Soil respiration was unaffected by up to 87 atom% D2O.
  • D2O addition led to quantifiable 2H enrichment of metabolites.
  • Turnover of pools due to synthesis differed among metabolites from ten days to multiple years.