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Strength and nature of

interaction

Interaction between components

interaction

0.2 mm

Amorphous aluminosilicates, oxides, and organic polymers sorbed onto clay plates with electrostatic bonding and flocculation

Permanent, inorganic

(humic material) encrusted with inorganics

Persistent, organic

20 mm

Plant, fungal, and bacterial debris encrusted with inorganics

Persistent, organic

200mm

Roots and fungal hyphae aggregated with mineral particles

Medium term, organic

2000mm

Major binding of aggregate units to form a solid perforated with pores

Variable term, organic

Source: After Coleman and Crossley (1996).

Source: After Coleman and Crossley (1996).

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