An Invasive Succulent Plant (Kalanchoe daigremontiana) Influences Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization in a Neotropical Semiarid Zone

  title={An Invasive Succulent Plant (Kalanchoe daigremontiana) Influences Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization in a Neotropical Semiarid Zone},
  author={Ileana Herrera and Jos{\'e} Rafael Ferrer‐Paris and Diana Benzo and Sa{\'u}l Caball{\'o}n Flores and Belkis Garc{\'i}a and Jafet M. Nassar},
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