Increase in 14C-carbon translocation to the soil microbial biomass when five species of plant-parasitic nematodes infect roots of white clover

  title={Increase in 14C-carbon translocation to the soil microbial biomass when five species of plant-parasitic nematodes infect roots of white clover},
  author={Gregor W. Yeates and Surinder Saggar and C. B. Hedley and C. F. Mercer},
Clonal white clover growing in pots was inoculated with Heterodera trifolii , Meloidogyne hapla , Meloidogyne trifoliophila , Pratylenchus sp., or Xiphinema diversicaudatum , pulse-labelled with 14 C and after 15 days the distribution of 14 C in compartments of the soil: plant: nematode system determined. Nematode inoculation had no effect on shoot, root and soil microbial biomasses, but the nematode treatments significantly affected the distribution of 14 C in these compartments. The greatest… Expand
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