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HA/NOM Structure and Bioactivity

Dr Marios Drosos

  1. Review

    Incorporation of humic-derived active molecules into compound NPK granulated fertilizers: main technical difficulties and potential solutions

    Numerous studies carried out both in open field and laboratory scale have provided experimental evidence for a beneficial action of humic substances (HS) on plant growth and mineral nutrition. In fact, many pr...

    J. Erro, O. Urrutia, R. Baigorri, M. Fuentes, A. M. Zamarreño and J. M. Garcia-Mina

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2016 3:18

    Published on: 4 June 2016

  2. Research

    Assessment of a low rank coal inoculated with coal solubilizing bacteria as an organic amendment for a saline-sodic soil

    The objective of this research was to evaluate, in saline-sodic soils, the effect of the application of a low rank coal (LRC), lignite type, along with an inoculation of bacteria that release humified organic ...

    Juan Guillermo Cubillos-Hinojosa, Nelson Osvaldo Valero and Luz Marina Melgarejo

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:21

    Published on: 20 November 2015

  3. Research

    Effect of humic substances and clay minerals on the hydrosorption capacity of clay particles in meadow soils (Middle Priamurje, Far East of Russia)

    The study of clay fractions is usually focused on water-dispersible clay (WDC), which is a good indicator of many soil processes involving water (water erosion, transfer and removal of nutrients and contaminan...

    Lira A. Matiushkina and Galina V. Kharitonova

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:18

    Published on: 8 September 2015

  4. Research

    Humic acid potentiometric response patterns: out-of-equilibrium properties and species distribution modeling

    Negentropy and entropy fluctuations, which are concepts of out-of-equilibrium thermodynamics, were considered in the development of a simple potentiometric titration method for the study of natural complex sys...

    Vicente Rodrigues de Almeida and Bruno Szpoganicz

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:17

    Published on: 26 August 2015

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:22

  5. Research

    Impact of seasonal climate change on optical and molecular properties of river water dissolved organic matter by HPLC-SEC and UV-vis spectroscopy

    The change in the optical parameters of dissolved organic matter (DOM) from natural water samples of Pirita River in Estonia were studied during 2 years of winter–spring season. At present, the relative quanti...

    Viia Lepane, Laura Depret, Anna-Liisa Väli and Kristel Suursööt

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:14

    Published on: 23 June 2015

  6. Research

    Characterization of terrestrial dissolved organic matter fractionated by pH and polarity and their biological effects on plant growth

    Humic substances are ubiquitous in the environment, complex mixtures, and known to be beneficial to plant growth. To better understand and identify components responsible for plant growth stimulation, a terres...

    Rachel L Sleighter, Paolo Caricasole, Kristen M Richards, Terry Hanson and Patrick G Hatcher

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:9

    Published on: 10 April 2015

  7. Research

    Optimized procedure for the determination of P species in soil by liquid-state 31P-NMR spectroscopy

    Liquid-state 31P-NMR spectroscopy becomes progressively an important role for studying phosphorus (P) dynamics in soil. Soils of different origin and organic matter content were used to optimize sample preparatio...

    Meng Li, Pierluigi Mazzei, Vincenza Cozzolino, Hiarhi Monda, Zhengyi Hu and Alessandro Piccolo

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:7

    Published on: 18 March 2015

  8. Research

    Humic substances stimulate maize nitrogen assimilation and amino acid metabolism at physiological and molecular level

    The effects of a humic substance (HS) extracted from a volcanic soil on the nitrate assimilation pathway of Zea mays seedlings were thoroughly examined using physiological and molecular approaches. Plant growth, ...

    Silvia Vaccaro, Andrea Ertani, Antonio Nebbioso, Adele Muscolo, Silvia Quaggiotti, Alessandro Piccolo and Serenella Nardi

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:5

    Published on: 13 February 2015

  9. Research

    Humic matter elicits proton and calcium fluxes and signaling dependent on Ca2+-dependent protein kinase (CDPK) at early stages of lateral plant root development

    The humic acid (HA) fraction of soil organic matter (SOM) exerts an effective plant growth promotion through a complex mechanism involving a coordinated activation of several key ion transport and signaling sy...

    Alessandro C Ramos, Leonardo B Dobbss, Leandro A Santos, Mânlio S Fernandes, Fábio L Olivares, Natália O Aguiar and Luciano P Canellas

    Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2015 2:3

    Published on: 3 February 2015