Are Basidiomycete Laccase Gene Abundance and Composition Related to Reduced Lignolytic Activity Under Elevated Atmospheric NO3− Deposition in a Northern Hardwood Forest?

@article{Hassett2008AreBL,
  title={Are Basidiomycete Laccase Gene Abundance and Composition Related to Reduced Lignolytic Activity Under Elevated Atmospheric NO3− Deposition in a Northern Hardwood Forest?},
  author={John E. Hassett and Donald R. Zak and Christopher B. Blackwood and Kurt S. Pregitzer},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={57},
  pages={728-739}
}
Anthropogenic release of biologically available N has increased atmospheric N deposition in forest ecosystems, which may slow decomposition by reducing the lignolytic activity of white-rot fungi. We investigated the potential for atmospheric N deposition to reduce the abundance and alter the composition of lignolytic basidiomycetes in a regional network of four northern hardwood forest stands receiving experimental NO3− deposition (30 kg NO3−−N ha−1 year−1) for a decade. To estimate the… Expand
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