Examples of estimates of bacterial growth rates in soil

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Organism bacteria
Reference Editors Madilyn Fletcher, George D. Floodgate, Bacteria in their natural environments, 1985 Academic Press, Williams chapter 3 p.88 table 3
Primary Source See pointers to refs at right of table
Method "When the other variables in the growth equation [Eq.(1), see below] have been measured or selected, estimates of bacterial growth rates in soil can be obtained (table 3)."
Comments "Eq.(1) dx/dt+ax=y(ds/dt) where dx/dt is the growth rate, x is the microbial biomass (g), a is the specific maintenance rate (h^-1), y is the growth yield (g biomass/g substrate) and ds/dt is the rate of input of energy substrate."
Entered by Uri M
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