• Phosphorus fertilization rather than nitrogen fertilization, growing season and plant successional stage structures arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community in a subtropical forest

    12 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi were monitored in a 4-year experiment of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization in three growing seasons under two successional stages in a subtropical forest of China. AM fungal extra-radical hyphal density was significantly affected by fertilization, season, and interactions between fertilization and season and between forest stage and season, but not by forest stage. The spore density of AM fungi was significantly affected by forest stage and season, but not by fertilization. Totally, 160 operational taxonomic units of AM fungi have been...
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