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Types of analysis done at the LTSE

Photograph of a test tube being held up in the light
Measurement type Property of characteristic measured
Chemical Total Zn, Cu, Cd, Ni, Pb
Extractable Zn, Cu, Cd, Ni, Pb
Mineral N
Total N
Organic C and N
Biological Biomass C
Microbial Activity (BIOLOG® CLPP)
Rhizobial MPN
Molecular Biology

DNA fingerprinting, metagenomics

Physical Bulk density
Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)

Maximum, minimum and average temperature
Soil temperature
Daily PAR
Solar radiation


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.