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carbon to nitrogen ratio  


  • The C/N ratio (C:N) or carbon-to-nitrogen ratio is a ratio of the mass of carbon to the mass of nitrogen in a substance. Carbon-to-nitrogen ratios are an indicator for nitrogen limitation of plants and other organisms.

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  • carbon:nitrogen ratio
  • c:n


  • [controlled by ] Staszewski 08.06.2013" , "[source of definition ]

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  • US LTER controlled vocabulary




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