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Mycorrhizal respiration: implications for global scaling relationships

Hughes, John K; Hodge, Angela; Fitter, Alastair H.; Atkin, Owen

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Most plant species form mycorrhizas, yet these are neglected by plant physiologists. One consequence of this neglect is reduced ability to predict plant respiration, because respiration rate (R) in mycorrhizal roots might be higher than in non-mycorrhizal roots owing to increased substrate availability associated with enhanced nutrient uptake, coupled with increased respiratory product demand. Other predictions include that mycorrhizal colonization will affect scaling of R with tissue nitrogen...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59496
Source: Trends in Plant Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2008.08.010

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