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Enzymatic hydrolysis of organic phosphorus w/UGF

I was reading a bit of a book called Enzymatic hydrolysis of organic phosphorus and I was wondering a few things.

It seems that this ectoenzymes or proteins called Phosphohydrolases are capable of fixing P on the substrate available for the plant roots while there is some anaerobic processes.
I was wondering if UGFs (weather or not reversed flow) can inhibit this process while having O2 rich water going thru the substrate.
I was also wondering if the lack of P provided by this process can be made available for the plants by dosing heavier P.

Funny note: I remember when I was always having high Po4 readings in my tank with 8yr old fluorite black. Now I wonder once more where it came from. My maths adding the fertilization method, tap and food sources made no sense and I tossed the PO4 test kit thinking that was expired, could this be the reason why I was measuring like that?

I know this is an extrameganerd post but I know some of you know about redox and wetland soils a lot.

Last edited by pejerrey; 07-16-2012 at 09:40 PM. Reason: Clarification
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