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16 April 2015 Burrow refilling behavior of Aporrectodea turgida (Eisen) and Lumbricus terrestris L. as revealed by X-ray computed tomography scanning: Graphical and quantitative analyses
Joann K. Whalen, Liwen Han, Pierre Dutilleul
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Whalen, J. K., Han L. and Dutilleul, P. 2015. Burrow refilling behavior of Aporrectodea turgida (Eisen) and Lumbricus terrestris L. as revealed by X-ray computed tomography scanning: Graphical and quantitative analyses. Can. J. Soil Sci. 95: 231-235. Solute and gas transport through earthworm burrows is altered when burrows become refilled. Earthworm burrow refilling was evaluated with non-invasive X-ray computed tomography in undisturbed soil cores. Proportionally, Lumbricus terrestris refilled burrows had more air-filled space left around their perimeter than those of Aporrectodea turgida, which often were completely refilled.

Joann K. Whalen, Liwen Han, and Pierre Dutilleul "Burrow refilling behavior of Aporrectodea turgida (Eisen) and Lumbricus terrestris L. as revealed by X-ray computed tomography scanning: Graphical and quantitative analyses," Canadian Journal of Soil Science 95(3), 231-235, (16 April 2015). https://doi.org/10.1139/CJSS-2014-040
Received: 2 May 2014; Accepted: 1 April 2015; Published: 16 April 2015
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