Incorporation of plant carbon and microbial nitrogen into the rhizosphere food web of beech and ash

@inproceedings{Eissfeller2013IncorporationOP,
  title={Incorporation of plant carbon and microbial nitrogen into the rhizosphere food web of beech and ash},
  author={Verena Eissfeller and Friderike Beyer and Kerttu Valtanen and Dietrich Hertel and Mark Maraun and Andrea Polle and Stefan Scheu},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract We labeled tree saplings of beech and ash with 15 N and 13 C in a greenhouse. Carbon (C) was applied as 13 CO 2 to plants and nitrogen (N) was added as 15 NH 4 15 NO 3 to the soil. We hypothesized that C will be transferred from plants to the rhizosphere, subsequently in beech to ectomycorrhiza (EM), in ash to arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) and finally to soil animals. We expected the C signal to be more effectively transferred to soil animals in EM as compared to AM systems since EM forms… CONTINUE READING

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