ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Sun Hua1, Ju Jie1, Xie Li1, Wu Qun1 and Fengxiang Han2
1College of Land Management, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.
2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217, USA.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2013;7(2):1307-1312
© The Author(s). 2013
Received: 07/04/2013 | Accepted: 28/05/2013 | Published: 30/06/2013

Pot experiment on red soil (garden soil) contaminated by heavy metal was conducted in Guixi, Jiangxi, China. The results indicate that using lime to tune soil pH to light alkalescence could improve net photosynthesis significantly, increase soil microbe C (especially for cellulose-decomposing bacterium), reduce the available content of heavy metal for the growth of plants, and serves as a viable treatment of soil under the condition in existence.


pollution of heavy metals, physiological and ecological function, red soil

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