author = "Frias-Hernandez, J. T. and Aguilar-Ledezma, A. L. and 
                         Olalde-Portugal, V. and Balderas-Lopez, J. A. and 
                         Gutierrez-Juarez, G. and Alvarado-Gil, J. J. and Castro, J. J. and 
                         Vargas, H. and Albores, A. and Dendooven, L. and Balderas-Lopez, 
                         J. A. and Miranda, Luiz Carlos Moura and Frias-Hernandez, J. T.",
          affiliation = "Inst Politecn Nacl, Ctr Invest \& Estudios Avanzados and Dept 
                         Biotechnol \& Bioengn, PN, CINVESTAV, Dept Biochem \& 
                         Biotechnol, Unidad Iraputo",
                title = "Soil characteristics in semiarid highlands of central Mexico as 
                         affected by mesquite trees (Prosopis laevigata)",
              journal = "Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation",
                 year = "1999",
               volume = "13",
               number = "3",
                pages = "305--312",
                month = "July-Set.",
             keywords = "fertility islands, leguminous tree, soil microflora, soil 
             abstract = "In the semiarid highlands of central Mexico the mesquite tree 
                         (Prosopis laevigata) is often removed for agricultural and 
                         forestry purposes. Clearing of land for agricultural purposes has 
                         a significant impact on soil processes and nutrient dynamics and, 
                         ultimately, on crop production. We have studied the effect of the 
                         mesquite tree on soil respiration, amounts of bacteria, fungi, and 
                         actinomycetes, and soil characteristics. Soil was sampled from 
                         three distinct locations: under the canopy of the mesquite tree, 
                         in the area surrounding the mesquite tree but not covered by its 
                         canopy, and in adjacent cultivated land. It was found that the 
                         mesquite tree plays an important role in nutrient cycling in arid 
                         and semiarid regions. Soil microorganisms and nutrients (N, P, and 
                         Fe) were more abundant under the canopy of the mesquite tree than 
                         in the surrounding area and in the adjacent arable soil.",
                 issn = "0890-3069",
                label = "self-archiving-INPE-MCTIC-GOV-BR",
           targetfile = "frias-hernandez1999.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "30 set. 2020"