Importance of Stream Microfungi in Controlling Breakdown Rates of Leaf Litter'

@inproceedings{Marvig2007ImportanceOS,
  title={Importance of Stream Microfungi in Controlling Breakdown Rates of Leaf Litter'},
  author={Jeanne Marvig},
  year={2007}
}
  • Jeanne Marvig
  • Published 2007
Breakdown of seven leaf species covering a broad range of litter qualities (lignin: 7-31% of leaf dry mass; tannin: 0.0-6.7%; nitrogen: 0.5-2.6%; phosphorus: 0.0 170.094%) and dynamics of fungal biomass and reproductive activity were studied in a softwater mountain stream. Litter breakdown proceeded at exponential rates k ranging from 0.0042 d-l (evergreen oak) to 0.0515 d-l (ash). Fungal colonization of litter was generally rapid, with the fungus-specific indicator molecule ergosterol… CONTINUE READING
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