ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Relationship between Enzyme Activity (Urease-Catalase) and Nutrient Element in Soil Use
Mehmet Cetin 2  
,  
Nurcan Yigit 1  
,  
Gamze Savaci 1  
,  
Hakan Sevik 3  
 
 
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Kastamonu University, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Engineering, Kastamonu, Turkey
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Kastamonu University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture, Kastamonu, Turkey
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Kastamonu University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Environmental Engineering, Kastamonu, Turkey
Online publish date: 2018-04-13
Publish date: 2018-05-30
Submission date: 2017-08-26
Acceptance date: 2017-10-10
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2018;27(5):2107–2112
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This study determined the relationship of urease and catalase enzyme activity and nutrient elements related to the use of soil. We identitified urease and catalase enzymes and calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), and manganese (Mn) as nutrient elements, and total nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) useful for plants, and exchangeable potassium (K) were identified in soils used for different purposes (agriculture, forest, and pasture), and the relationships between urease and catalase enzymes and these nutrient elements were revealed. Soil samples were taken from 60 points as 2 aspects x3 areas x2 depths x5 recurrences and the analyses were conducted on each sample with 3 recurrences. Duncan’s test was carried out and the results were evaluated. The strongest relationships are identified between Mg and Fe (0.854), and Mg and Mn (0.867). The results of the study indicate that the depth factor has an effect only on catalase enzyme activity and Zn, soil use has an effect only on catalase enzyme activity and urease enzyme activity and Ca and Zn among micronutrient elements, and the aspect factor has an effect on all nutrient elements other than Zn – in contrast to other factors.
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Mehmet Cetin   
Kastamonu University, Kastamonu University, Faculty of Architecture and Engineering,, Department of Landscape Architecture, Kastamonu, Turkey, 37100 Kastamonu, Turkey
eISSN:2083-5906
ISSN:1230-1485