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- Liu, X.; Monger, H. C.; Whitford, W. G.
- Biogeochemistry 2007 v.82 no.3 pp. 241-250
- C3 plants; C4 plants; Isoptera; X-radiation; X-ray diffraction; biomineralization; calcite; calcium carbonate; carbon; carbon dioxide; carbon sequestration; digestive system; methane production; opal; organic matter; scanning electron microscopy; semiarid soils; stable isotopes
- ... Termites and soil calcium carbonate are major factors in the global carbon cycle: termites by their role in decomposition of organic matter and methane production, and soil calcium carbonate by its storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide. In arid and semiarid soils, these two factors potentially come together by means of biomineralization of calcium carbonate by termites. In this study, we evaluated ...