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Property Biomass of leaf litter
Organism Biosphere
Value 122
Units Gt
Reference Landenmark HK, Forgan DH, Cockell CS. An Estimate of the Total DNA in the Biosphere. PLoS Biol. 2015 Jun 11 13(6):e1002168. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002168. p.5/10 3rd paragraph
Reference PubMed ID 26066900
Primary Source Wang YP, Law RM, Pak B. A global model of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles for the terrestrial biosphere. Biogeosci Discussions. 2009 6: 9891–9944.
Comments p.5/10 3rd paragraph:"[Investigators] did not take into account leaf litter, which has been estimated to have a biomass of 122 Gt [primary source] assuming a plant genome size of 5,958 Mb, this gives a total DNA contained within litter of 7×10^30 Mb. This material is analogous to old garbage data." Gt=10^9 tonnes
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Date Added Jun 16, 2015 9:42 AM
Date Edited Jun 16, 2015 9:42 AM
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