Hilgardia
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Hilgardia

Soil sterilized by irradiation: Sterilization of soil by exposure to an electron beam offers new tool for research on chemistry and microbiology of soil

Authors

A. D. McLaren
Lola Reshetko

Authors Affiliations

A. D. McLaren is Associate Professor of Soil Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley; Lola Reshetko was Laboratory Technician. University of California, Berkeley, when the above reported study was conducted.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 11(3):12-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v011n03p12. March 1957.

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Abstract

Soil may be sterilized easily by an electron beam—of sufficient intensity and energy—without destroying the urease-enzyme activity.

McLaren A, Reshetko L. 1957. Soil sterilized by irradiation: Sterilization of soil by exposure to an electron beam offers new tool for research on chemistry and microbiology of soil. Hilgardia 11(3):12-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v011n03p12
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