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Modes of metabolism
 
 
 
 
Examples of metabolic pathways
 
 
 
Which layer of soil has aerobic organisms
Which layer of soil has the lowest biotic activity
What is found in the lowest soil layer
Elements of the nitrogen cycle
 
 
 
Primary producers in the critical zone
Macroscopic decomposers
 
 
 
Microscopic decomposer
 
Decomposer in grasslands and subtropics
Where are most protozoans found
What do plant roots shed
What do they excrete
Process involving the above
External fungal root symbiote
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Intracellular fungal root symbiote
What do the above inhabit
Classic species of fungal symbiote
Nutrients which can cross a cell membrane
Nutrients an organism can reach
Macronutrients
 
 
 
 
 
 
Micronutrients
 
 
 
 
 
What controls sorbtion capacity
 
 
What does sorbtion affect
 
What does rising pH cause
 
Base saturation equation
High % base saturation indicates what
Paper concerned with soil erosion and food demand
What does the study say is required
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Functions of soil
 
 
 
 
Two elements missing from critical zone science
 
Paper looking at critical zone functioning
What system is the critical zone
Components of the above
 
 
 
Rate of regolith removal
Rate of regolith formation
What determines rock erosion rate in the critical zone
Study proposing tectonic faulting control on physical weathering
Mechanical process chain resulting from faulting
 
 
 
Chemical process chain resulting from faulting
 
 
 
 
 
 

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