Legumes have a higher root phosphatase activity than other forbs, particularly under low inorganic P and N supply

@article{Venterink2011LegumesHA,
  title={Legumes have a higher root phosphatase activity than other forbs, particularly under low inorganic P and N supply},
  author={Harry Olde Venterink},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2011},
  volume={347},
  pages={137-146}
}
Recent studies suggest that phosphatase activity in soil under legumes is higher than under other plants, but whether this is due to plant activity, microbe activity, or a response to altered soil N or P is unclear. I addressed two main questions: (i) do legumes have a higher root phosphomonoesterase (PME) activity than non-legumes?, and (ii) does root PME activity of legumes and non-legumes respond differently to variation in P or N supply? In four greenhouse experiments, I compared PME… CONTINUE READING
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