Does cluster-root activity benefit nutrient uptake and growth of co-existing species?

  title={Does cluster-root activity benefit nutrient uptake and growth of co-existing species?},
  author={A L Muler and Rafael S. Oliveira and Hans Lambers and Erik J. Veneklaas},
Species that inhabit phosphorus- (P) and micronutrient-impoverished soils typically have adaptations to enhance the acquisition of these nutrients, for example cluster roots in Proteaceae. However, there are several species co-occurring in the same environment that do not produce similar specialised roots. This study aims to investigate whether one of these species (Scholtzia involucrata) can benefit from the mobilisation of P or micronutrients by the cluster roots of co-occurring Banksia… CONTINUE READING
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