Lech Wojciech Szajdak, Katarzyna Styła
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
Szajdak, Styła 2012: Xanthine Oxidase Activity Participating in Cycle of Nitrogen in Peat Profile of Kusowo Bog
Theme III. Agricultural use of peat and peatlands
Enzymes, the important indicators of microbial metabolism, are of great importance in peatland systems. The aim of our investigations was to evaluate the xanthine oxidase activity of peat profile of Kusowo bog in the region of “Bory Tucholskie” National Park, UNESCO – Natural Reserves. Peat samples were collected from four depth: 0-25 cm, 25-50 cm, 50-75 cm and 75-100 cm. The obtained results have revealed the impact of four depths of peat profile on xanthine oxidase activity. However, the increase of xanthine oxidase activity at the depth from 0-25 cm was observed.