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Ectomycorrhizal fungi contribute to soil organic matter cycling in sub-boreal forests

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2014

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Phillips, Lori A., Ward, Valerie, and Jones, Melanie D., 2014, Ectomycorrhizal fungi contribute to soil organic matter cycling in sub-boreal forests: The ISME Journal, v. 8, no. 3, p. 699-713.

Summary

Soils of northern temperate and boreal forests represent a large terrestrial carbon (C) sink. The fate of this C under elevated atmospheric CO2 and climate change is still uncertain. A fundamental knowledge gap is the extent to which ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF) and saprotrophic fungi contribute to C cycling in the systems by soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition. In this study, we used a novel approach to generate and compare enzymatically active EMF hyphae-dominated and saprotrophic hyphae-enriched communities under field conditions. Fermentation-humus (FH)-filled mesh bags, surrounded by a sand barrier, effectively trapped EMF hyphae with a community structure comparable to that found in the surrounding FH layer, at both trophic [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1038/ismej.2013.195
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 17517362

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