Disentangling the root- and detritus-based food chain in the micro-food web of an arable soil by plant removal

@inproceedings{Glavatska2017DisentanglingTR,
  title={Disentangling the root- and detritus-based food chain in the micro-food web of an arable soil by plant removal},
  author={Olena Glavatska and Karolin M{\"u}ller and Olaf Butenschoen and Andreas Schmalwasser and Ellen Kandeler and Stefan Scheu and Kai Uwe Totsche and Liliane Ruess},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Soil food web structure and function is primarily determined by the major basal resources, which are living plant tissue, root exudates and dead organic matter. A field experiment was performed to disentangle the interlinkage of the root-and detritus-based soil food chains. An arable site was cropped either with maize, amended with maize shoot litter or remained bare soil, representing food webs depending on roots, aboveground litter and soil organic matter as predominant resource, respectively… CONTINUE READING
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