Active Biomass


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Active Biomass

The part of a living system—e.g., culture plate or ecosystem—that is actively growing or reproducing.
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A soil high in organic material can have an active biomass, which benefits soil health greatly.
However, where there is metabolically active biomass outside the modules, the SA:B ratio decreases as extra-modular biomass increases volumetrically.
The substrate-induced respiration (SIR) method (Anderson and Domsch 1978) provides an index of potentially active biomass, but must be calibrated for each soil to yield an actual quantity of microbial biomass.