Carbon flow into microbial and fungal biomass as a basis for the belowground food web of agroecosystems

@inproceedings{Kramer2012CarbonFI,
  title={Carbon flow into microbial and fungal biomass as a basis for the belowground food web of agroecosystems},
  author={Susanne Kramer and Sven Marhan and Liliane Ruess and Wolfgang Armbruster and Olaf Butenschoen and Heike Haslwimmer and Yakov Kuzyakov and Johanna Pausch and Nicole Scheunemann and Jochen Schoene and Andreas Schmalwasser and Kai Uwe Totsche and Frank P. Walker and Stefan Scheu and Ellen Kandeler},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract The origin and quantity of plant inputs to soil are primary factors controlling the size and structure of the soil microbial community. The present study aimed to elucidate and quantify the carbon (C) flow from both root and shoot litter residues into soil organic, extractable, microbial and fungal C pools. Using the shift in C stable isotope values associated with replacing C3 by C4 plants we followed root- vs. shoot litter-derived C resources into different soil C pools. We… CONTINUE READING

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