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dc.contributor.authorAdetunji, ATen_US
dc.contributor.authorLewu, FBen_US
dc.contributor.authorMulidzi, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorNcube, Ben_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-09T13:34:33Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-09T13:34:33Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.issn0718-9516-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11189/6257-
dc.description.abstractSoil is a fundamental resource and it is crucial to manage its quality in order to enhance agricultural productivity and environmental quality. Soil enzymes catalyze several biochemical reactions which result in the transformation of organic matter, and the release of inorganic nutrients for plant growth and nutrient cycling. Soil enzyme activities are useful biological soil quality indicators since they are operationally practical, very sensitive, integrative, easy to measure and more responsive to soil tillage and structure than other soil variables. There are several enzymes in soil, but those involved in hydrolases and the degradation of main litter components are used most often for evaluating soil quality. This paper reviews the roles of soil enzymes such as β-glucosidase, phosphatase and urease, as well as the implications of their activities for soil quality.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherScieloen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of soil science and plant nutritionen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/za/-
dc.subjectDecompositionen_US
dc.subjectEnzyme activityen_US
dc.subjectPhosphataseen_US
dc.subjectSoil qualityen_US
dc.subjectUreaseen_US
dc.subjectβ-glucosidaseen_US
dc.titleThe biological activities of β-glucosidase, phosphatase and urease as soil quality indicators: a reviewen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-95162017000300018-
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