New research published on new protocols for fungal biomass estimation

Fungi plays a critical role in soil organic matter decomposition and stabilisation. Thus, precise tools to estimate fungal biomass are of crucial importance for understanding soil carbon dynamics.

A research team from the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke Finland) provides in this study a step forward in fungal biomass estimation with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and a comparison of extraction methods. Precise measurements of fungal biomass in line with fungal activities are essential for accurately describing the C cycle of terrestrial ecosystems.

Reference

Adamczyk S., Lehtonen A., Mäkipää R., Adamczyk B., 2023. A step forward in fungal biomass estimation – a new protocol for more precise measurements of soil ergosterol with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and comparison of extraction methods, New Phytologist

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