Decline of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in northern hardwood forests exposed to chronic nitrogen additions
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New Phytologist. 176: 175-183.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi are important below-ground carbon (C) sinks that can be sensitive to increased nitrogen (N) availability. The abundance of AM fungi (AMF) was estimated in maple (Acer spp.) fine roots following more than a decade of experimental additions of N designed to simulate chronic atmospheric N deposition.
KeywordsAcer saccharum (sugar maple) arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) neutral lipid fatty acid (NLFA) nitrogen deposition phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) staining
van Diepen, Linda T.A.; Lilleskov, Erik A.; Pregitzer, Kurt S.; Miller, R. Michael. 2007. Decline of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in northern hardwood forests exposed to chronic nitrogen additions. New Phytologist. 176: 175-183.