Feldspar Tunneling by Fungi along Natural Productivity Gradients

  title={Feldspar Tunneling by Fungi along Natural Productivity Gradients},
  author={Ellis Hoffland and Reiner Giesler and Antoine G. Jongmans and Nico van Breemen},
Recently, it was hypothesized that ectomycorrhizas hyphae are involved in mineral tunneling. We evaluated the role of ectomycorrhizas in mineral weathering and the ecosystem influx of basic cations by correlating mineral tunnel density to ectomycorrhizas density in two forest productivity gradients. The gradients, two gentle slopes in northern Sweden, are the result of groundwater movement and are characterized by reduced productivity upslope due to lower nitrogen availability. As expected… CONTINUE READING

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