Juvenile nitrogen uptake capacities and root architecture of two open-pollinated families of Picea abies. Effects of nitrogen source and ectomycorrhizal symbiosis.

@article{Boukcim2003JuvenileNU,
  title={Juvenile nitrogen uptake capacities and root architecture of two open-pollinated families of Picea abies. Effects of nitrogen source and ectomycorrhizal symbiosis.},
  author={Hassan Boukcim and Claude Plassard},
  journal={Journal of plant physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={160 10},
  pages={1211-8}
}
This study was carried out to find early physiological differences occurring in young seedlings between two contrasting Picea abies open-pollinated families (OPF), one with high- and one with low-growth performance in the field by, determining their N uptake capacities and their root architecture. We used three potential N-sources in forest soil solution, NO3-, NH4+ and amino acids, to establish N uptake rates by the plants, whether or not associated with a fungus isolated from the field and… CONTINUE READING