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.